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Hoisin Pork Tenderloin

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 4 teaspoons sauce)
To prepare two servings of hoisin pork, replace the tenderloin with two (four-ounce) boneless pork chops, and reduce the marinade ingredients by half. Sprinkle each pork chop with one teaspoon sesame seeds for the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Nutrition Information

  • calories 194
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.8 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 25.4 g
  • carbohydrate 8.7 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 68 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 574 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add pork to bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag once.

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  2. Preheat oven to 425°.

  3. Remove pork from bag, reserving marinade. Place pork on the rack of a broiler pan or roasting pan coated with cooking spray; place rack in pan. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle pork with sesame seeds; bake an additional 5 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink). Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 10 minutes. Cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices.

  4. Pour reserved marinade into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 2 minutes); serve with pork.

Cook's Notes

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