Saturday, December 19, 2009

Marinated Pork Tenderloin and Brown Rice Salad with Citrus Thai Basil Vinaigrette

My husband loves pork tenderloin so I cook it at least once a week.  I have a few favorite recipes, including Food Network star Tyler Florence's Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri which I posted last week.  Last night I was craving Asian flavors so I decided to try marinating the pork in few spices and soy sauce, then glazed it with a classic Trader Joe's product, Trader Ming's Soyaki.  This is a great product to keep in your refrigerator!  It is a wonderful substitute for plain Teriyaki sauce and can be used as a marinade, glaze, dressing for pasta or rice, or sauce for meats.  
I served the pork with a brown rice salad recipe from the Food Network website.  I loved this salad and would definitely try the dressing on other salads, including greens or fruit.  It would also taste delicious with spicy grilled shrimp.

Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Soyaki Glaze
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/3 cup soy sauce
2-3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup Trader Ming's Soyaki sauce for glazing
2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix together ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, vinegar and oil in a large ziploc bag.  Add pork tenderloins, seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Grill all sides of pork, or sear in a large pan, on medium high heat, about 2 minutes per side.  Pour Soyaki sauce over pork and finish cooking in oven for 15 - 20 minutes.  
**In order to avoid burning the sauce in the oven, place pork on a piece of tinfoil with sides folded up around outside of pork and cook on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.**


  1. I made this tonight and my husband and I LOVED it! We don't have Trader Joe's here, but I just used Teriyaki instead and it was great! Thank you Eliz for giving me cooking confidence! I'd never made a pork tenderloin before and I was very nervous!

  2. You go girl, with a newborn and all!! That was another one of those meals that was inspired by what was left in my refrigerator. Thanks for posting!