Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
55 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 ounces pork, about 3/4 cup asparagus, and 1/2 cup rice)
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut each tenderloin crosswise into 12 even slices. Gently pound each slice to 1/2-inch thickness with a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Combine canola oil, syrup, sugar, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, fish sauce, and ginger in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle pork evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add 8 pork slices to pan; grill 90 seconds on each side. Remove pork from pan. Repeat procedure twice with remaining pork. Reserve 16 pork slices.

Step 3

Return pan to medium-high heat. Coat asparagus with cooking spray. Add half of asparagus to pan; grill 3 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally. Place asparagus in a bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, orange juice, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, honey, and crushed red pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add juice mixture, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and rind to asparagus; toss. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 4

Combine remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, rice, green onions, and peanuts in a medium bowl. Serve with remaining 8 pork slices and asparagus mixture.

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