Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Premier Japan makes gluten-free hoisin sauce.


"I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks."
-Totie Fields, Actress

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When preparing pork tenderloin it helps to take the smaller "tail" end and tuck it underneath itself, making the roast a more uniform size. This helps keep the thinner end from overcooking and drying out.

Pork Tenderloin

Dollar for dollar this is one of the best cuts of meat going.  Pork tenderloin is lean and flavorful.  You can roast it, braise it, grill it, or cut it into medallions for small filets almost anything.  This recipe can be doubled for two tenderloins since in most grocery stores they are sold in 2 packs, with each tenderloin in the pack being about a pound.  Ask the butcher if you want only one.  

There will be a variable amount of fat and I trim this carefully.  Most important is the silverskin.  This is a thin layer of fascia at the head of the tenderloin on one side.  It has to be trimmed because it is tough and fibrous.  

Lay the tenderloin on the cutting board with the silverskin side up.  Press gently on the top to flatten the meat.  Slip the point of your filet knife under the fascia and cut toward the end of the tenderloin.  Keep the pressure slightly upward and the silverskin will easily cut away from the meat.  


Quickie Hoisin Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces pork

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4,5.

This recipes does make good leftovers.

Serve with Coconut Rice or Brown Rice


Serve with Minted Peas or Bok Choy Slaw

1 lb pork tenderloin (well trimmed)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce or gluten-free hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp dijon mustard (or hot chinese mustard)
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
spray canola oil

Mix together the hoisin, ginger, soy, vinegar, mustard and salt together in a small bowl.

Place the tenderloin in a zipper bag and pour about half of the marinade over it. Seal the bag and marinate at least overnight. Place the remaining marinade in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to cook the pork, preheat the oven to 375F and line a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Place the water in the bottom of the pan and lightly spray the broiling surface with canola oil.

Place the pork on the broiler pan and season with pepper to taste. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 160F degrees. Baste with the remaining marinade about half way through.

Remove the pork to a cutting board and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces pork

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 179 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 454mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 537 mg
Magnesium 42 mg