4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 2 teaspoons honey mixture)

Look for hoisin sauce in the Asian section of your market. Clover honey would work for this pork tenderloin dish if you can't find sage honey. Serve with green salad and mashed potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Pour 1/4 cup honey mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag; reserve remaining honey mixture. Add pork to bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.

Step 3

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° for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink) or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 4

Place pork on a platter; let stand 5 minutes. Cut pork across the grain into thin slices. Drizzle with the remaining honey mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


October 09, 2017
It's so good. The sauce was perfect to drizzle over a side of veggies.  

foodforliving's Review

November 27, 2009
I have made this pork many times, and every time it has turned out tender and juicy. My husband typically is not a fan of a sweet/savory ingredient combination, but he loves the honey-hoisin glaze.

MKnable's Review

September 19, 2010
Great recipe!! Very easy to make, I doubled the sauce and served with green beans.

EllenDeller's Review

November 29, 2014
I cut the honey to 1 TB since hoisin is pretty sweet, and that was perfect. I upped the oven to 450 since I have another similar recipe that uses a 500 oven and as that recipe always works, I thought 450 was a good compromise. The meat was perfect. This is easy and delicious, though I used all the sauce as a glaze to keep the meat moist and used some leftover homemade plum sauce (from the CL Asian pork patties recipe) at table. Served with an Asian-themed salad (almonds, savoy cabbage, romaine, sesame dressing) and rice.

evemarie's Review

January 17, 2010
We have been preparing this dish for years and it always garners rave reviews. Absolutely delicious and highly recommended!

ChicagoChef82's Review

November 15, 2010
Very delicious! I doubled the recipe and marinated in the refrigerator for aprox 8 hours. Don't change a thing and you'll be very impressed. Made with a side of green beans.

GayleGirl's Review

March 14, 2013
Have made this many times - great for company - and very easy! Wouldn't change a thing!

abthomp297's Review

March 02, 2012
This was really good, even my very picky teenage daughter loved it. I doubled the recipe for the sauce, and it was perfect. Great for a fast week night meal.

jenbeede's Review

March 14, 2009