Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
I got this recipe from Cooking Class Chinese Cookbook. This recipe tastes exactly like the pork in Chinese restaurants. My family loved it. I used it in my recipe for Pork Lo Mein. The meat was so tender and juicy. I baked mine for 45 minutes and didn't baste it at all, I was busy cooking other Chinese food.
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dry red wine
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, Packed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 garlic clove, Minced
- 2 (12 ounce) whole pork tenderloin
- Preheat Oven To 350.
- Combine soy sauce, wine, sugar, honey, food coloring, cinnamon and garlic in a large bowl.
- Add meat to marinade making sure it is coated with marinade.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, overnight is better turning meat occasionally.
- Place meat on a wire rack over a baking pan along with marinade.
- Bake 45 minutes turning and basting frequently with marinade.
- Let meat rest for 15 minutes before slicing.
OMG! Totally loved this recipe! I used only one tenderloin as it was for just two of us but I didn't reduce the marinade ingredients & we marinated it overnight. The color of the pork is just gorgeous! But on top of that it's extremely moist & tender. It was a little sweeter than we had expected, but that may just be due to only using one tenderloin, & in no way was it any reason to not clean our plates! :) We served it with a vegetable lo mein & forced ourselves to save some of the pork for later. As soon as it was chilled we tried it with Chinese hot mustard & sesame seeds & it was delish! I will proudly serve this recipe at our next party. Thanks for sharing, Debbie! Made for Unrated Asian recipe tag game.
Made this tonight and served it with Recipe#351052#351052, Recipe#379146#379146, and Recipe #359058#359058. I did cut it in half being only DH and I ate but I will have enough for stir fry. The meat came out moist and such a good flavor. Thank you and I will add this to my menus. Made for Unrated Asian Recipe Tag 2009.
Substitute firm tofu for pork, and it was good! And you only have to bake for 20 mins. Seriously, anyone who knows how pigs are raised would NOT eat pork ever again, for health and cruelty reasons.