Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin…….

Teriyaki anything is wonderful. I mean, who doesn’t like teriyaki!! Whenever I  teriyaki a pork, it is usually a pork shoulder roast, but this time I did a tenderloin. I highly recommend them. You’ve all seen them in your grocery stores, I’m sure. Usually it’s Farmer John brand, about 12″ long, sealed in a package. They do come marinated, but you will want a plain one for this dish. After soaking for hours in a teriyaki hot tub (the pork, not YOU), the pork will be so tender and juicy. You will love this. YAY! I always serve it with rice….teriyaki and rice….that’s a no brainer, right? If you have any leftovers, which I doubt…it makes a great sandwich or use it with my japanese noodle soup. (recipe is in my recipe index) 🙂

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Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

1 pork tenderloin roast ( this is for a 1 pound roast)

Teriyaki Marinade

1 cup soy sauce
2″ nub of fresh ginger, sliced
3 cloves of fresh garlic sliced
3 green onions, sliced
1 tsp chili paste or hot sauce
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 cup orange juice ( sometimes I leave it out)
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Just throw all those ingredients in a dish that isn’t too big….just big enough to fit the roast in. Unwrap your roast, give it a good rinse off. Place it in the marinade. Allow to marinate for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, heat oven to 350 deg.  Remove the pork from the marinade, place it on  a small roasting pan, reserving the marinade. For a 1 pound tenderloin, I cook it for 40 minutes. Allow it to rest for about 5 minutes, before slicing. In the mean time, pour the reserved marinade in a small saucepan and heat till it starts to boil…..let it simmer for a few minutes. (remember, it has  had raw meat in it). Add a pat of butter. Pour it over your sliced tenderloin. Serve.

This is such an easy and quick dish to make. You will make it again and again. ok, but not too often…you don’t want to get sick of it!

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