Whenever we go out for Asian food, I am immediately drawn to anything with sesame flavors. Unfortunately aside from sesame crusted tuna, everything else is usually deep fried or covered in a sweet sugary sauce. Luckily a few weeks back, I came upon a special one night for a sesame crusted pork dish and it was delicious. Perfectly cooked pork, marinated in soy and garlic, and covered in sesame seeds. Inspired by this dish, I created this simple sesame crusted pork tenderloin that cooks up in about 25 minutes. It's a delicious weeknight dinner and the leftovers make delicious salads, wraps, and Asian tacos.
Sesame Crusted Pork
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- 1.67 lbs. lean pork tenderloin
- 5 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed or coconut aminos for Whole30)
- 2 U garlic cloves
- 5 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
- 5 tbsp. sesame seeds
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Mix together the soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, and ginger. Marinate the pork in that mixture for 1-2 hours or overnight.
When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Lay out the sesame seeds on a plate. Roll the pork in the sesame seeds.
Place on a baking sheet or pan sprayed with cooking spray and bake for about 25 minutes or until pork reaches 160 degrees.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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