Saturday, March 6, 2010

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Soy-Sesame Marinade

One of our favorite Korean barbecues is Bulgogi.  Typically this dish is made with flank steak that is thinly sliced then threaded on to skewers for grilling.  This dish uses the Bulgogi marninade but substitutes pork tenderloin.  The sesame oil in the marinade acts as a meat tenderizer while creating a mild sesame flavor.


Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Soy-Sesame Marinade
Serves 6

Ingredients:
2 Pork tenderloin (1lb. each) trimmed 

Marinade:
3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
5 tablespoons Japanese soy sauce mixed with 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
3-4 scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon crushed roasted sesame seeds

Directions:
Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to blend them well.  Pour over the meat, and coat well.  Cover the dish with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1-1/2 hours or overnight.  To prevent toughness, remove the meat from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling.

Grill pork over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until done.  Transfer pork to a cutting board, let rest for 10 minutes.  Cut into 1-inch slices and serve.

Enjoy!
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54 comments:

KennyT said...

Wow, this is fab! I dont eat beef and this pork version is so good for me.

Sandi said...

Velva this looks excellent!! And I happen to have a pork tenderloin in the freezer. What is Japanese Soy sauce? I don't have that...I have the regular kind, would I be able to use that?

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks like a wonderful piece of char siew (chinese bbq pork) :)

Susan said...

We love Bulgogi, so this recipe looks really great to me. Thanks. We are making your red chili chicken this weekend also.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow looks amazing wish I could eat at your house!

Big Dude said...

Looks very good - added it to the try list

Lyndsey said...

Oh my, this looks fantastic! I love pork and use it often, thanks for another idea for pork tenderloin! I think the flank steak skewers sound good too.

pierre said...

bravo Velva your meat is perfectly cooked !! and the marinade sounds scrumptious !! Cheers from paris Pierre

Bob said...

Simple and awesome. Love it. I've been looking all over around my new place for a Korean restaurant, but there don't seem to be any.

Renee Fontes said...

That looks and sounds so great! I love the peas too! I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow!

doggybloggy said...

nice tenderloin - it looks so perfect.

Chris said...

I love pork tenderloin because it is so flexible for a variety of flavors. I like this and will try it, great grill recipe V!

Cathy said...

Love love love bulgogi...I'm going to bookmark this to try really soon.

Anncoo said...

WOW! This pork tenderloin looks tender and juicy, looks so delicious!

Sage said...

That looks and sound sooo good. I cook a lot with pork tenderloin; keeping this recipe;thank you.
Rita

Angie's Recipes said...

The grilled tenderloin looks succulent and tender!

lakeviewer said...

Oh, yes! Sounds delightful.

Chef E said...

Ummm Velva, this looks great, I am going to try this recipe, thanks for sharing---you know I am going to ask, but what wine did you pair with?

Fresh Local and Best said...

This must have tasted absolutely wonderful! I adore the smoky flavors of toasted sesame seem oil infused with green onion and say sauce. This is a mouthwatering combination!

Ingrid said...

Mmmmm, thanks for sharing! I love pork and am always on the look out for new flavorings for it.
~ingrid

Julie said...

This looks so amazing! Most of the snow is melted around our grill, finally. Looking forward to grilling season!

A Year on the Grill said...

I so love pork, And this is indeed a great sounding recipe

A cupcake or two said...

I love Bulgogi. In fact its a family favourite. The pork tenderloin looks amazing. So well cooked. Thanks for sharing the recipe I will certainly be making this soon.

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

Perfect timing, Velva, I was just trying to figure out what to do with pork. MMMMMM!

tasteofbeirut said...

Velva
I love to cook pork tenderloin, because it is fast and tasty and I am always eager to try new seasonings. Thanks for this new one!

Judy said...

I love pork tenderloin grilled, it has so much flavor that way.

The Omnivorous Bear said...

I have some pork tenderloin and I was wondering what to do with it! That looks delicious! Thank you, Velva.

figtree said...

I have all these ingredients in my hse except the pork, Ill run out and get that now!Velva you just planned my Sunday night dinner..your the best!!!! :D

Joanne said...

I love bulgogi but am so much more of a pork person than a beef person. it's so good to know that the marinade works on either meat! sounds delicious.

Sophie said...

A georgous & ooh so tasty marinade!! yeah!

Trish said...

whewie that looks so very very tender and moist. Well done! And such simple flavorful ingredients. I am going to definitely try this Velva!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I never thought of sesame oil as a marinade - what a great idea. It looks mouthwatering!

TKW said...

I do something similar with chicken! Will have to try it with pork--looks terrific!

Laura in Paris said...

I am trying this marinade, absolutley. I have sesame oil, and all the ingredients for the marinade. Thank you, Velva.

buffalodick said...

I love this flavor print on beef or pork, even chicken!

Hungry Dog said...

That marinade contains some of my favorite ingredients in concert with each other. Yum. And the tenderloin looks perfectly cooked! Delicious.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks delicious, Velva... The marinade is what makes that dinner... Bet the pork is really tender...

Hugs,
Betsy

grace said...

what a great-looking slab of pork! the marinade would really add so much flavor to the already-delicious meat. great dish, velva!

Chef Aimee said...

I love the marinade for this pork!

Allie and Pattie said...

Love sesame and love pork tenderloin-perfect!! Thanks for the inspiration!
xoxo Pattie

Pierce said...

I'm drooling! This is amazing....we are overdo for a tenderloin meal....

Faith said...

This marinade sounds incredible, and I bet it would be fantastic on chicken too!

Claudia said...

I love the taste of soy and sesame in a marinade. This is just gorgeous. A winning dinner.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

velva, pork loin with any marinade is the best = love it!

Julie said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to make pork tenderloin!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

I have a pork tenderloin waiting for a recipe and I think I just found it! Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Your pork looks like it was cooked perfectly! Everything in the marinate sounds delicious and grilled pork tenderloin is definitely the best! Save me some, I'm on my way;D

Katy ~ said...

Oooh, so tantalizing and succulent! This is done to a perfect turn!

Cathy said...

Pork tenderloin is so great on the grill. I love the way it absorbs all the delicious flavors of the marinade. This looks fantastic.

Lynda said...

This looks wonderful Velva! I'm bookmarking this one to try when I start grilling again.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum, that does sound really flavourful and inviting!

sweetlife said...

yummy what great flavors...

sweetlife

5 Star Foodie said...

So flavorful with the soy-sesame marinade!

Andreas said...

Very beautiful and elegant.

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