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Health Information Library Recipes Asian pork tenderloin

Asian pork tenderloin

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Calories 176

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Total fat 8 g
Sodium 61 mg
Cholesterol 73 mg
Dietary fiber 0 g
Protein 25 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

Pre-seasoned pork tenderloin tends to be high in sodium. Try this salt-free, Asian-inspired rub instead.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, sliced into 4 portions

Directions

Heat the oven to 400 F. Lightly coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

In a heavy frying pan, add the sesame seeds in a single layer. Over low heat, cook the seeds, stirring constantly until they look golden and give off a noticeably toasty aroma, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the seeds from the pan to cool.

In a bowl, add the coriander, cayenne pepper, celery seed, minced onion, cumin, cinnamon, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds. Stir to mix evenly.

Place the pork tenderloin in the prepared baking dish. Rub the spices on both sides of the pork pieces. Bake until no longer pink, about 15 minutes. Or bake until a meat thermometer reaches 165 F (medium) or 170 F (well-done).

Last Updated: September 13th, 2019