Here is another great pork tenderloin recipe for those interested in a sweet and savory combo. For those unfamiliar with hoisin sauce, you can typically find it located in the Asian section of the grocery store. One thing I omitted from the recipe was sesame seeds. I didn’t have any in the pantry and quite honestly didn’t want to buy them for one dish. Another adjustment I made to the recipe was using regular honey. The original recipe calls for sage honey, but again I just used what I had on hand. All together, the flavors worked well together and the end result was another moist, flavorful pork tenderloin.
Honey-Hoisin Pork Tenderloin
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon hot water
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. pork tenderloin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine green onions, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, water, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour 1/4 cup of the mixture into a large zip-top bag; reserve remaining honey mixture. Add pork to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle pork with salt. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 2 minutes, browning on all sides. Brush 1 tablespoon reserved honey mixture over pork; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place skillet in oven. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until thermometer registers 160 degrees.
Place pork on a platter; let stand 5 minutes. Cut pork across the grain into thin slices. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture.
Source adapted from: www.myrecipes.com