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Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Delicious pork tenderloin done in an Asian fashion. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 8 hours 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 10 minutes
Calories 290 kcal


  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chile paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 2 pound fat-trimmed pork tenderloin


  1. Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar, green onions, garlic, chile paste and the pepper.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Turn the tenderloin several times so the marinade coats it well. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours or more. Overnight is better.
  3. Alternately you can place the pork tenderloin in 1 gallon sized Ziploc bag and pour in the marinade. Squeeze as much air as you can from the bag and zip it up. Place the bag in the refrigerator and just turn the bag over every two or three hours.
  4. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Transfer the pork tenderloin along with the marinade into an aluminum foil-lined baking pan.
  5. Roast in a preheated oven 80 to 90 minutes. Remove the roast from the oven and cover it with a foil tent for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. While the tenderloin roast is resting pour the marinade into a saucepan and reduce to sauce consistency. You can also make additions to the sauce like diced button mushrooms. The sauce can be thickened with a flour or cornstarch slurry instead of reducing.
  7. Slice the tenderloin and pour the sauce over the slices to serve. With plain cooked rice and steamed bok choy as side dishes your family will think they're enjoying Chinese takeout instead of your own Asian Pork Tenderloin Recipe.