Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Cindy Barr
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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

zoniesis's Review

June 17, 2014

beccaDI's Review

September 04, 2011
It took a lot longer than 25 minutes for my 2-lb pork loin to cook!

ChrisBayliss's Review

April 20, 2010
I halved the quantities, using thin slices of pork. The result was far too salty for our tastes. I added no salt. I used low sodium soy sauce. The salt must have come from either the fish sauce, or the hoisin, or both. Does anyone know of low sodium versions of either? It's a promising recipe, but some of us have to watch our salt intake.

JIMMIC's Review

April 16, 2010
This was easy and has an excellent taste. We grilled a 2 1/2 pound tenderloin for approximately 20 minutes on a gas grill over medium-high heat and skipped the sesame seeds. Served with CL's Risotto with Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes, and Basil. Yummmmmm!!

GailFool's Review

March 08, 2010
Moist and delicious and soooo easy!

Flits21's Review

December 09, 2009
Really easy, quick and great tasting. I too had to cook it longer than stated. Served with whole wheat couscous and stir-fried bok choy, mushrooms, snow peas.. Great for a weeknight.

Notimetocook's Review

February 22, 2009
Very tender & full of flavor. Didn't have the sesame seeds, but it was great regardless. Doubled the marinade and made 2 tenderloins - marinated it for about 4 hours. I would be tempted to make even more sauce next time so as not to have to use it sparingly! Can't wait to eat it for lunch tomorrow with my leftover sweet potato!

MichaelaNE's Review

February 16, 2009
Excellent recipe! The marinade really went well with the pork. Marinated overnight just to make sure. Lots of flavor.