Friday, June 25, 2010

Honey-Hoisin Pork Tenderloin



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

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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

Cooking spray

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.

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