Honey sesame pork tenderloin

IMG_0102This was my first serious encounter with pork tenderloin – and I never looked back..

Serves four

  • 125 ml soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger or 1 tsp. dry ginger
  • 1 whole pork tenderloin
  • 60 ml. honey
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  1. Combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil.
  2. Place tenderloin in a heavy plastic bag, pour soy mixture over.
  3. Let marinate 2 hours at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Remove pork from marinade, pat dry.
  5. Mix together honey and brown sugar in a shallow plate.
  6. Place sesame seeds on a separate shallow plate.
  7. Roll pork in honey mixture, coating well, then roll in sesame seeds.
  8. Roast pork in a shallow pan in a 375F/190C  oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until meat thermometer registers 160F/80C.
  9. Remove to a heated serving platter; slice thinly to serve.
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