Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

This simple and healthy marinade turns out a very tender meat:  Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Pork tenderloin is the cut of pork that I stick with the most since I’ve destroyed every pork chop I’ve ever made. If you use a remote thermometer (the kind where a little wand gets stuck inside the meat and the temperature recording device sits outside your oven- like this one), pork tenderloin comes out perfect every time.

This was an excellent, healthy dinner (tender pork & all) that my whole family enjoyed from Ellie Krieger’s Cookbook: The Food You Crave. I’ve mentioned this cookbook before… it’s TOTALLY worth getting. Every recipe I’ve tried has been a keeper.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat and silverskin

Directions:

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Put teriyaki marinade and pork in a sealable plastic zip bag. Seal the bag and marinate the pork in the refrigerator, turning once, for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Remove the pork from the marinade and discard the marinade. Place pork on roasting pan and broil until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 155 degrees F., about 15 minutes, turning once. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Tips:

  • If you're preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, just be sure to use a brand of soy sauce that is designated as GF.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1/4 of the tenderloin)
  • Calories: 252, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Fiber: 0g, Protein: 31g, Cholesterol: 94mg, Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per serving:  SmartPoints: 4, Points Plus: 6 Old Points Program: 6
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from The Food You Crave)