this is a crazy good pork tenderloin for a busy day and it will be sure to impress. the marinade can be done ahead of time, but if in a pinch for time, throw it together at the last minute. do not to forget to save the extra marinade because you will want the tangy, sweet, salty, yet spicy sauce to drizzle over the pork at the end. we always have pork around as it is such a healthy cut and it removes the ‘what? chicken? again?’ from the dinner table!
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c light brown sugar
2 tbs minced ginger
4 tsp dark asian sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 pork tenderloin
1 scallion, green and white parts thinly sliced, for garnish
combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a self sealing bag and mix to dissolve sugar. add the pork tenderloin and seal bag. toss meat to coat it with marinade. keep refrigerated and marinate up to 12 hours. bring to room temperature before grilling.
remove pork from the marinade and set remaining marinade aside. the pork will take about 15 minutes on the grill. be sure to turn over half way through. pour the remaining marinade in a saucepan and add a few tablespoons water. bring marinade to a boil over high heat and continue to cook until it has reduced to half.
remove pork from grill once a food thermometer reads 150-155 F. let it stand for 5 minutes before slicing. pour hot marinade over pork and garnish with green onion and cilantro.
*this leftover pork is a great addition to fried rice. a perfect addition!