If you’re looking for a scrumptious, cozy meal to feed a crowd, look no further! This Chinese Barbecue Pork can feed the entire family after just a little prior planning. Simply marinade the pork in a Chinese-inspired sauce overnight, then cook it to perfection, using the sauce as a delightful glaze. It’s tangy, yet sweet, and super tender!
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/4 pound pork tenderloin | Calories: 248 | Total Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 447mg | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Protein: 25g | SmartPoints: 7
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 garlic cloved, minced
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
Place the tenderloin in a large, sealable plastic bag. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and then pour into the bag. Press all the air out, then let the pork marinade for at least two hours but for up to 24 hours.
After marinading, pull out the tenerloin and set aside remaining marinade. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you have a roasting rack, place it on top of a baking sheet lined with foil and place the tenderloin on the rack. If not, simply roast the tenderloin on the lined baking sheet. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Let it sit for five minutes after roasting, then slice and serve.
While pork is sitting, pour remaining marinade in a sauce pan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes to thicken it. You can use this as a dipping sauce.
Optional: For a thicker, more caramelized sauce, when the pork is done roasting, baste it generously in the remaining marinade. Turn the oven to broil and broil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
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