Rating: 4.95 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Crisp on the outside and buttery-tender on the inside, these sweet and spicy soy sauce-marinated pork tenderloin medallions make for a delicious, healthful and elegant entree. Serve with snow peas, brown rice and Sour Mango Salad on the side.

Corinne Trang
Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in garlic, ginger, chile and oil.

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  • Place pork in a resealable plastic bag. Add the marinade and seal the bag, squeezing air out. Turn the bag to coat the medallions. Refrigerate for 2 hours, turning the bag once to redistribute the marinade.

  • Preheat the grill to medium. Remove the pork from the marinade. (Discard marinade.) Grill the medallions until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Tips

Note: Thai chiles can be red or green, are only about 1 1/2 inches long and 1/4 inch or less in diameter. They are on the high end of the heat scale. Find them in Asian markets. If unavailable, substitute fresh cayenne chiles or 1/2 teaspoon or more to taste of purchased chile sauce, such as Sriracha. Fresh chiles can be frozen, in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 1g; sugars 0.7g; fat 2.8g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 73.7mg; vitamin a iu 11.3IU; vitamin c 1.7mg; folate 0.3mcg; calcium 6.3mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 31.6mg; potassium 460.3mg; sodium 116.7mg; thiamin 1.1mg; added sugar 1g.
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Reviews (10)

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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great marinade. Like another commenter I didn't cut into medallions. I marinated for four hours and it was quite flavorful. I'm fortunate to live near many Asian markets. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I marinated the loin overnight whole without slicing it and it was tender and delicious. My husband raved about it. Ellen Tulsa OK Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2015
This was very good and moist. I used thick boneless loin chops and cut them in half. Fresh ginger and garlic with the sesame oil made this recipe rock at our house! Will definitely make again and will try marinade on chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2014
Addictively delicious WOW. I wanted to eat all of it but had to share with my family! Oh well they loved it too. So so tasty. Can't wait to make it again when I'm craving Chinese food on a rainy day. This hits the spot. Pros: simple fun to make restaurant quality Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2014
Super Impressed! Loved it from the moment it touched my tongue. I used wheat-free soy sauce and xylitol in lieu of sugar and it was superb! I will be making it again.. and again.. and again. Pros: Easy to make everyday ingredients Cons: Having to share:( Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Enjoyed this very much. Instead of the actual chile pepper I used a Tbsp of sriracha sauce. I only had time to marinate for about 1/2 hour and it turned out well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Absolutely EXCELLENT!!!!! So much flavour and the kids even loved it! I will definitely be making this again! Very easy to make. I used the whole tenderloin and sliced it after....YUMMY! Pros: Very easy! Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was very delicious and quick to cook up in a grill pan on the stove. I had a little difficulty finding the thai chiles as well as the sriracha sauce but finally found the sauce at Trader Joe's. We served it with baked (micro'd) sweet potatoes and the flavors really balanced it out nicely. Will definitely have it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I thought this recipe was great and my husband loved it. I substituted the pepper with a chili sauce. Very yummy. Read More