Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

"We love this variation of pork tenderloin. It's excellent served over rice. Delicious! The prep time does not include marinating, which is 2 hours. Enjoy!"
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  • Combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sesame oil.
  • Place tenderloin in a resealable plastic food storage bag and pour the soy sauce mixture into it.
  • Marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator. **I do not recommend marinating this any longer than 2 hours - as the pork will become too salty tasting**.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove pork from marinade and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Mix honey and brown sugar on a plate. (You could use a whisk if you're having trouble mixing these ingredients.).
  • Place sesame seeds on another plate.
  • Roll pork in honey mixture and then roll in the sesame seeds.
  • Roast in a shallow pan for 20 to 30 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 160 degrees.
  • Suggested to serve over rice.

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  1. Excellent recipe. I used pork loin steaks. Marinated them for just under 2 hours. Like others, I found it hard to get the honey and brown sugar to stick, so heated briefly it in the microwave and then spread on. The sesame seeds gave a wonderful crunch. I was amazed by how tender the finished steaks were. Thanks for posting.
  2. I marinated for 1 hour and 45 minutes. I followed others advice and heated the honey/brown sugar mix. However, as soon as it came in contact with the refrigerated pork it hardened up again immediately. I think I may try and combine the honey, brown sugar and sesame seeds next time and brush it on the pork. This turned out really delicious and moist. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Delicious! Made this last night and followed the recipe (might of added l more clove of garlic) and did as other reviews had done and heated the honey and brown sugar together before rolling the pork in it. Next time I will add the seeds along with the honey mixture and brush on...I think it would be less messy and easier. Anyway this is a wonderful and very tasty dish. I highly recommend this to everyone. I served it with garlic rice and recipe#346053#346053. Thank you for submitting this recipe. Made for Zaar Alphabet Soup game 2010.
  4. Fantastic recipe! My husband ate 3 servings while I was at work. Thank goodness he saved me one! That is how good it is, because he is not much of a meat eater!
  5. Made half a recipe using pork loin, very good and very easy.


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