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Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Asian Sauce

Fish sauce (available in the Asian aisle at most grocery stores) adds a deep flavor that’s not at all "fishy"

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners


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)

Photograph of the completed recipe.
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


  • 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.

Tip: Delicious with steamed spinach and rice or Asian-style noodles (soba or udon).

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