Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinated in Spicy Soy Sauce

Makes: 6 servings
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including 2 hours marinating time)

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.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely grated or minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh red Thai chile (see Note) or cayenne chile pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch-thick medallions

Preparation

  1. Whisk soy sauce and sugar in a medium bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in garlic, ginger, chile and oil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 & Notes

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 a air-tight, for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 6
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 131
  • % Daily values *
  • 5% Total Fat 3g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 25% Cholesterol 74mg
  • 13% Potassium 460mg
  • 5% Sodium 117mg
  • 0% Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 1g
  • 48% Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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