Asian-Style Pork Tenderloin

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by Cooking with Rocco
1 Tenderloin
2 hr 30 min

This pork tenderloin will bring all those great Asian flavors right to your home. Pair it with some rice, broccoli, or any other vegetable you love to eat.

Don't let the cook time intimidate you. For this recipe, about 95% of the cooking will be done in a sous vide... which I love. Sous vide is the definition of set it and forget about it, while achieving that ultra tender texture. If you don't have a sous vide, don't worry about it! You can still make this pork tenderloin on a grill or even a cast iron skillet. Just cook it the same way you would cook any other meat until the internal temperature reaches 140º.

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Asian-Style Pork Tenderloin
Recipe details
  • 1  Tenderloin
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 2 Hours Total time: 2 hr 30 min
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  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1.5 to 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 inch of ginger, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp red pepper corn
  • 1 tsp whole coriander
  • Salt

In a medium bowl, whisk together all the marinade ingredients until fully combined (soy sauce, vinegar, chili garlic paste, honey, sesame oil, scallions, garlic, ginger, lime juice, red pepper corn, coriander, and a pinch of salt)
Add the pork tenderloin to a sous vide safe bag, and pour in the marinade. Marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes, up to over night (the longer the better).
Once the pork has marinated, set up your sous vide. Cook according to the sous vide instruction, or 1.5 hours at 136º (See notes)
One done, remove the pork from the bag and set aside. Strain the marinate through a fine mesh sieve into a small skillet, and then heat over medium heat until boiling. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Using water and some corn starch, make a slurry and pour it into the sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes until it thickens to desired consistency. Once thickened, remove the sauce from the heat and set aside. As it cools, it will thicken even more (see notes)
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and drizzle with avocado oil (or other high-heat oil). Once hot, add the pork and sear on all sides (about 2 minutes per side). Once done, remove the pork from the skillet and slice. Service with broccoli, rice, and top with the marinade sauce.
  • Alternatively, you can grill or cook the pork in a cast iron skillet. If you're grilling or cooking in a skillet, cook as if you would cook any other piece of meat until internal temperature reaches 140º.
  • When you're cooking the sauce after the pork was cooked, make sure the sauce boils so it kills off any bacterial left from the raw meat.
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