Monday, August 16, 2010

Grilled Honey-Hoisin Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Honey-Hoisin Pork Tenderloin
adapted from The Best of Cooking Light

2 T. sliced green onions
2 T. hoisin sauce  (look for it in the Chinese aisle)
2 T. low-sodium soy sauce
2 T. honey
1 T. hot water
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour 1/4 cup honey mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag; reserve the remaining honey mixture.  Add pork to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

Remove pork from bag.  Grill pork for 15 minutes total, turning once and basting with marinade.

Let stand for at least 5 minutes to let the meat rest before slicing diagonally across the grain. 

Drizzle slices with remaining hoisin-honey sauce, but go light.  It is a very powerful sauce and we felt it wasn't needed because the meat had so much flavor on its own.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.

Tom enjoyed the extra as a dipping sauce with leftovers the next day.  And I am going to use the rest of it for making spring rolls. 

Serves 4 ( 3 ounces of pork per person)

Calories 195 (20% from fat); Fat 4.3g; Protein 24.7g; Carbs 13.6g; Fiber .5g;Sodium 633mg

1 comment:

  1. I will definitely try this one. We cook pork tenderloin a lot. Your photo makes me hungry. I like the calorie info etc. you provided.