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Archive for June 24th, 2009




Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Cantonese style roasted pork can only be found in Chinatown. By cooking this easy recipe at home, the outcome is similar in flavor and produces very tender pork with minimal fat.

1 package fresh pork tenderloin, 2 whole pieces (about 2-1/4 pounds)
Canola oil or Pam cooking spray

ΒΌ cup hoisin sauce*
3 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons red hot chili oil

Rinse the fresh pork tenderloins with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. In a large bowl or zip lock bag, mix the marinade ingredients together. Add the pork into the marinade and coat well. Cover (or zip) and refrigerate for 2 hours or longer.

To Cook:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. For easy clean up, spray cooking spray onto a 9×12 roasting pan. Place the marinated pork tenderloins into the pan. Save the remaining marinade for use later. Roast the pork uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn the tenderloins over and pour the remaining sauce on top. Continue to roast the pork for another 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let the tenderloins cool for approximately 10 minutes before slicing. Pour any remaining juice over the sliced pork to serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Marinating time: 2 hours or longer
Cooking time: 1 hour

*Hoisin sauce is a sweet brown sauce made from soybeans. Sold in jars or bottles at the Asian section of most supermarkets. After opening, it can be stored for several months in the refrigerator.

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