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Asian Pork Tenderloin Dinner

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This tender, juicy Asian Pork Tenderloin is marinated than grilled or air fried to perfection and accompanied with easy sautéed rice and veggies for a simple but flavorful weeknight dinner.  It’s a quick and easy meal that you can whip up in 30 minutes with a very minimal list of ingredients!  I use convenience items such as a premixed marinade and frozen rice to make this easier.  You can also make your own marinade with a few simple ingredients (see below).  Additionally, I like to use sugar snap peas so I don’t have to do any chopping.

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Asian Pork Tenderloin Dinner Tips & Adaptations

  • If you have dietary needs in your house this meal can be made gluten free (depending on the marinade you use) and dairy free.
    • Gluten Free – make sure to buy a soy sauce or marinade labeled gluten free.  Tamari and coconut aminos are all gluten free.  This is a good list if you need recommendations.
    • I have a simple marinade recipe that is gluten free and paleo friendly:
      • 1/2 cup of coconut aminos or soy sauce
      • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
      • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
      • 2 tsp grated ginger
      • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • We love the Trader Joe’s Soyaki pictured above, but it is not gluten free.
  • Frozen Rice makes this meal super simple and saves a step.  We love the regular stir fry blend  and cauliflower stir fry from Whole Foods and the ingredient list is pretty simple and clean.  I know Trader Joe’s, Cascadian Farms, and Green Giant also make good ones!
  • If you have time and want extra veggies a sautéed zucchini is also delicious in this recipe.

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  • As mentioned above I use sugar snap peas to simplify this meal and eliminate any chopping, but feel free to swap for one of your favorite sautéed vegetables.
  • This can be made on the grill

Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin - Photo

  • or in the air fryer.  I did one on the grill and one in the air fryer one night and they tasted almost identical.

Air Fryer Asian Pork Tenderloin - Photo

  • This can also most likely be made in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes, but I have not tested that out yet.

Hope you enjoy this meal!

Easy Asian Pork Tenderloin Dinner - Photo

Asian Pork Tenderloin Dinner

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings:6 people
Course:Main Course
Keyword:5 Ingredients, air fryer, Dairy Free, Easy Recipe, family dinner, Gluten Free, Grill, Kid Friendly, Paleo Friendly, pork, quick and easy

Ingredients

Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin or or 2 1lb tenderloins
  • 1 cup favorite asian marinade - we love Soyaki from Trader Joes or make your own 1/2 cup of coconut aminos or soy sauce, 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp grated ginger, 1 tbsp minced garlic

Vegetable & Rice

  • 1 lb vegetable of choice sugar snap peas, asparagus, broccoli, carrots…
  • 12 oz frozen rice of choice white, brown, cauliflower or a frozen stir fry rice blend, see above for our favorite selections
  • 1-2 tbsp marinade or soy sauce or liquid or coconut aminos
  • Avocado or Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Instructions

Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

  • Combine the pork tenderloins and your marinade in a container or plastic bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook place pork in the air fryer basket (I line mine with parchment paper for easier clean-up). Cook at 400 for 18-22 minutes or until the center of the pork registers 145° F on an instant read thermometer. The exact cook time will depend on the size and thickness of the pork tenderloin.
  • Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Pork Tenderloin Grilling Instructions

  • Combine the pork tenderloins and your marinade in a container or plastic bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook place pork on a grill pre-heated to medium-high and grill for 10 minutes on one side and then flip and cook for 5-10 minutes more or until the center of the pork registers 145° F on an instant read thermometer. The exact cook time will depend on the size and thickness of the pork tenderloin.
  • Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Veggie & Rice Instructions

  • While the pork is cooking make the veggies and rice.
  • Heat a skillet to medium and spray with with avocado or olive oil spray and add your veggie of choice. Sauté with 1 tbsp of marinade or soy sauce (or 1/2 tsp of salt) for 5-10 minutes or lightly browned.
  • When done transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same pan add your frozen rice of choice and cook according to package directions (usually 5-10 minutes until lightly browned). If using plain rice I like to add 1 tbsp of the marinade (if there is extra) or just plain soy sauce.

Notes

Oven: This can also most likely be made in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes, but I have not tested that out yet.  
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