Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 pork slices)

To cut another minute off the prep time, pick up a container of toasted sesame seeds in the spice section of your market.


How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add pork slices to pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, soy sauce, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat; stir in rind. Return pork to pan, turn to coat on all sides. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.

Ratings & Reviews


July 30, 2017
This sauce is amazing.  I fed it to a picky friend who loved it!  I'd make more sauce next time.

How long does it take to cook?

August 09, 2017
I'm interested in doing this for my project.

great recipe

April 03, 2016
In my book, it's hard to go wrong with pork tenderloin, and this is another excellent recipe for it. I substituted the mirin with a riesling, and it worked fine for me.

Very flavorful

April 09, 2016
Flavors worked well together with delicious result.  Will definitely make again.

Easy and delicious

April 20, 2016
I added one extra clove of garlic.  If you trim the pork loin, it will take more than 20 minutes to prepare.  I will make again. 

4 1/2 stars

April 26, 2016
Delicious and easy.  Served with steamed jasmine rice and green beans sauteed in sesame oil and soy sauce.  Great meal.  Everyone cleaned their plates.


May 14, 2016
This was fun to make and really delicious! I substituted fresh chives for the green onion and 1 T of seasoned rice wine vinegar for 1 T of the mirin because I ran out.  I also threw in a little more fresh orange juice - the full juice of one smallish orange.  We served it with brussels sprouts and broccoli that we stir-fried in sesame oil and seasoned rice vinegar with a little white wine.  The pork leftovers were just as tender and flavorful the next day.  


February 19, 2017
This was a nice spin on traditional teriyaki with a citrus kick.  We decided to grill the tenderloin whole which worked well, saucing at the end so sauce didn't burn.  Served this with soba salad and steamed snow peas.

quick & easy

March 20, 2017
Made to directions, grating, juicing and mixing the teriyaki sauce earlier in the day so that everything came together really quickly at dinner.  Served with saffron rice, green beans and some fresh pineapple.  Good-looking and tasty.