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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce

Healthy grilled pork recipe.
Healthy Eating - July 14, 2015

Pork tenderloin is lean, incredibly versatile, and perfect for a casual weeknight or elegant weekend dinner. If you're looking for a simple, yet delicious and healthy, dinner this is the recipe for you. 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Asian Sauce

  • 1 (2 lb) unseasoned pork tenderloin
  • ½ Tbsp garlic, minced or pressed (about 1 clove)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced (or 1 tsp ground)
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lite soy sauce
  • ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil (optional)


  1. Preheat grill or oven broiler (with rack 3 inches from heat source) on high temperature.
  2. Remove visible fat from tenderloin and discard.  Set tenderloin aside.
  3. Combine garlic, ginger, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil (optional) in a small dish.  Stir marinade until sugar dissolves.
  4. Brush tenderloins with marinade or pour one-third of the marinade evenly over the pork.  Place in oven or grill with lid closed.
  5. Every 5 minutes, turn over the tenderloin and add 1 tablespoon of additional marinade, until meat is fully cooked (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).
  6. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  7. Cut 12 slices, each about 1 inch thick.  Serve three slices (about 3 oz cooked weight) per serving.

Tips and Notes

  • Try serving this with steamed spinach and rice or Asian-style noodles (soba or udon).

Nutrition Information

Calories     188
Total fat     8 g
Saturated fat     3 g
Cholesterol     80 mg
Sodium     246 mg
Total fiber     0 g
Protein     26 g
Carbohydrates     1 g
Potassium     390 mg
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