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Jun 7, 2013

Roasted Honey-Soy Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Honey-Soy Pork Tenderloin

This honey-soy pork tenderloin takes only about 15 minutes of hands on time to prepare and it is really simple and good.

I made this as part of a multi-course Asian dinner for my kids and grandkids. We served this with Chinese take-out style spare ribs, stir fried vegetables, orange chicken, and steamed rice. All at the request of the kids.

Well... maybe the kids didn't request the vegetables....

Roasted Honey-Soy Pork Tenderloin

While doing the stir fry high wire act, it was so nice to have something so easy roasting in the oven. These days, pork is so lean. With this marinade, you will have lovely moist slices of Asian flavored no hassle tenderloin. If you have any leftovers, it's great added to fried rice.

Roasted Honey-Soy Pork Tenderloin

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma: Food Made Fast Asian.


1 T chopped ginger
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T hoisin sauce
2 T soy sauce
1 T dry sherry
1 T ketchup
1 1/2 T honey
1 T vegetable or peanut oil
1 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 pound pork tenderloin


  1. Add the ginger, garlic, soy, sherry, ketchup, honey, oils in a food processor and process until smooth. Place the tenderloin in a reclosable bag, add the marinade, seal the bag, and refrigerate for up to four hours. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a rack on a small roasting pan and roast the pork for 20 minutes. 
  3. Baste the pork with the reserved marinade and continue to roast for another 10 to 15 minutes, until the meat reaches 145 degrees F. 
  4. Remove the roast from the oven, tent with foil, and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  5. Slice the roast into 1/4 inch slices and serve.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Asian flavors and pork tenderloin, it´s a winner every time. Really delicious recipe Karen, already pinned to my recipes to try board!

  2. What delicious looking pork tenderloin!

    1. Thanks so much! I really appreciate your feedback.

  3. I am just impressed that your family will wait around while you shoot. :)

    1. Lol. I kind of had to be stealth here. Snap, snap, snap... "dinner!"


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