This Asian style tenderloin takes very little time to prepare, but looks and tastes like a lot of work went into it. The recipe as is serves two, but doubles well if you are serving more people. I serve with chili-garlic paste on the side. Prep time includes marinating time.
- 1 3⁄4 lbs pork tenderloin
- 1⁄4 cup white wine
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh squeezed)
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons olive oil or 2 teaspoons peanut oil
- 2 tablespoons finely diced red peppers
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced on diagonal
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 lime wedges
- 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
- cornstarch, mixed with (optional)
- water (optional)
- steamed rice (jasmine preferable)
- Cut tenderloin in half lengthwise.
- In a ziplock bag, combine wine, soy sauce, pepper flakes, ginger, garlic, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar.
- Place the pork tenderloin in the marinade.
- Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour, turning occasionally.
- Remove meat from marinade, reserving marinade.
- Heat oil in skillet.
- Brown tenderloin pieces on all sides.
- Cook until almost done.
- Remove from skillet and place on cutting board.
- Place marinade into the same skillet and bring to a simmer.
- While simmering, cut tenderloin into 1 inch slices.
- Return to skillet and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
- If desired thicken sauce with a mixture of cornstarch and cold water.
- Serve meat and sauce over steamed jasmine rice.
- Garnish with red pepper, cilantro, green onions and lime wedges.
- Sprinkle with peanuts.