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.http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/brown-rice-salad-with-citrus-thai-basil-vinaigrette-recipe/index.html
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.**