Asian Sesame Soy Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Asian Sesame Soy Grilled Pork Tenderloin is super flavorful and easy to make. Marinate the pork tenderloin in a sesame soy sauce the night before and you have a super easy and stress-free meal that will come together in no time.


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Asian Sesame Soy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Course: entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Barbecue, Chinese, Pork
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
marinating: 4 hours
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 323 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

This is great with the tangy ginger slaw and peanut noodles



  • 1 2 pound fat-trimmed pork tenderloin
  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark sesame oil
  • 1 T grated ginger
  • 1/8 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 T crushed garlic
  • 3 green onions chopped, including green tops
  • 1 T Chili paste
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1 T honey
  • crushed red peppers optional to taste


  1. Pour soy sauce and dark sesame oil into a medium bowl
  2. Whisk in brown sugar, green onions, garlic, ginger, chili paste, and pepper.
  3. Taste marinade to check spice level and adjust with more red pepper if desired.

  4. Place the tenderloin in a shallow dish. Pour sauce over tenderloin, turning the meat a few times to coat.
  5. Cover dish, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  6. Heat grill to medium-high heat

  7. Transfer pork with marinade into an aluminum foil-lined baking pan and cook over medium-high grill

  8. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes

  9. Remove pork tenderloin from baking sheet and finish cooking directly on grill grates. 

  10. Pork is done when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F for medium or 170 degrees F for well-done. Remove, and let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Notes

Peanut noodles

Ginger Slaw

Nutrition Facts
Asian Sesame Soy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 1151mg50%
Potassium 593mg17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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