1 teaspoon Sesame oil
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 Scallion — sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tablespoon ginger — grated
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
2 cloves Garlic
Score meat with fork.
Mix ingredients in a bowl and pour over meat.
Cover and let sit for as long as possible (at least 1 hour).
Bake at 425 with the meat still in the marinade for approx. 30-45 min or until meat is done.
Meat can still be slightly pink when done. Don’t over-cook.
Check occasionally that the meat has not soaked up all of the marinade. If it is getting close, add some water.
The leftover marinade tastes great as a sauce on rice. If baking two tenderloins, double the recipe.
Asian Marinade for Pork Tenderloin
4 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 cloves garlic-cracked
4 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves — stripped and chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves — stripped and chopped
Preheat oven to 500.
Trim silver skin or connective tissue off tenderloins with a very sharp knife.
Place tenderloins on a nonstick cookie sheet with a rim. Coat tenderloins in a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, rubbing vinegar into meat.
Drizzle tenderloins with extra-virgin olive oil, just enough to coat. Cut small slits into meat and disperse chunks of cracked garlic cloves into meat. Combine steak seasoning blend or coarse salt and pepper with rosemary and thyme and rub meat with blend. Roast in hot oven 20 minutes.
Let meat rest, transfer to a carving board, slice and serve.
Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloins