In this Asian marinated pork tenderloin recipe, pork tenderloins are marinated in an Asian-inspired sauce then grilled until perfectly golden brown on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside. The Asian marinade comes together quickly and uses common pantry ingredients. The pork tenderloin will be super flavorful after a couple of hours in the marinade, but leaving it overnight is best. Enjoy!
2 lbs. Pork Tenderloin (usually 2 pieces)
½ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
2-3 Garlic Cloves, grated or minced
2 tbsp. packed Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Ginger Powder (or grated fresh ginger if you have it on hand)
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
¼ Crushed Red Pepper, optional
Place the pork tenderloins in a large re-sealable bag. In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger powder, salt, and crushed red pepper, if using. Stir with a fork or whisk to combine the ingredients well. Add the soy sauce marinade to the pork tenderloin. Seal the bag and massage the pork tenderloins with the marinade to coat well. Place the bag on a plate or pan, just in case the bag leaks and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours to overnight.
Cook the Asian marinated pork tenderloin on a pre-heated grill over moderate to moderate-low heat for approximately 30-45 minutes or until the desired doneness is reached. Ensure that the internal temperature is at least 145°F at its thickest piece.
At 145°F the pork will be quite pink in the middle. I like to take the pork to 150-160°F, but it’s a matter of preference. To avoid overcooking the pork tenderloin (which would be a shame) check the temperature after the first 20 minutes of cooking. Also, keep in mind that the temperature of the pork will rise a few degrees as it rests.
Remove the Asian marinated pork tenderloin from the grill and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing so the juices have a chance to re-incorporate.