Pan Seared Gingered Plum Pork Tenderloin

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Cook Time
5h 15m
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"The tenderloin is marinated in a spicy ginger dry rub; then a quick pan sear, glazed, and finished in the oven. Served with a 3 ingredient ginger plum sauce; this is so easy to make - and so good. Great for a weeknight meal or perfect for company as well. The entire recipe has 6 simple ingredients - all which can be found at any grocery store. And pork tenderloin is so quick cooking; it takes no time to prepare. This, I think, is best served over rice; and my favorite is my "Pan Seared Plum and Pearl Onions" and brown rice, but make your favorites. The tenderloins can be any size, this makes enough sauce for 2 "average" sized tenderloins. Prep time does not include marinating time."

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (120.5 g)
  • Calories 211.6
  • Total Fat - 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.2 mg
  • Sodium - 156.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 18.2 g
  • Protein - 2.7 g
  • Calcium - 49.6 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Dry Rub ... Brush the tenderloins with olive oil and set to the side. Mix the ginger and the steak seasoning together and rub over the tenderloins on all sides. Put in a ziploc bag, close and rub the seasoning in. Let it marinade at least 30 minutes up to all day (8 hours).

Step 2

Sauce ... Add the plum sauce, white wine and ginger to a small pot. Bring to a light boil, reduce to a simmer for 5-15 minutes.

Step 3

Saute ... Bring a heavy oven proof saute pan (I use cast iron) to medium high/high heat, add the butter; then add the tenderloins. If you want to add the onions, you can add them along side the tenderloins. Cook the pork on each side until golden brown. Remove from the heat and brush a light coating of the glaze on the pork and transfer to a 400 degree oven, middle shelf for 8-12 minutes until it reaches 145 degrees. This will give you a nice medium tenderloin; and after it rests, it will be right about 150 degrees. Remove from the oven, cover, and make sure to let it rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Step 4

Serve ... Slice the pork and drizzle the sauce over the pork. This is best served with rice and the sauce is also very good over that as well. If you make the onions in the pan along side the pork, that is a great side. I prefer my plum and pearl onion recipe which is also another 4 ingredient recipe and very easy to make. Either way, it is simple and very easy to prepare any time of the week.


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