Orange-Soy Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Aromatic ginger and garlic are combined with soy sauce and orange juice to marinate pork tenderloin that’s grilled and served with an Asian noodle salad for a simple and wholesome summer meal.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes (+ 4 hours marinating time)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp garlic chili paste (such as sriracha)
2 pork tenderloins, trimmed
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp garlic chili paste (such as sriracha)
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz soba noodles, cooked and drained
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 cup very thinly sliced red pepper
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
1. Pork: Whisk together soy sauce, orange juice, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic and chili paste. Pour half of the mixture into resealable plastic bag; add pork tenderloins. Marinate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight. Reserve remaining marinade.
2. Pour reserved marinade into small saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
3. Heat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Remove pork from marinade and shake off excess. Grill pork, turning once, for 6 to 8 minutes. Arrange pork on one side of grill. Turn off burner directly under pork; cook over indirect heat and basting with reserved marinade, for 12 to 15 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 145°F. Let stand for 5 minutes. Slice thinly.
4. Noodle Salad: Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce, chili paste, sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger and garlic until smooth; add noodles, carrots, cabbage, red pepper and bean sprouts, tossing to coat evenly. Sprinkle with cilantro, green onions and peanuts. Serve with sliced pork.
Tip: Save some prep time by tossing cooked soba noodles with a store-bought coleslaw blend or broccoli slaw and prepared peanut dressing.