Thai Sweet Chili Pork Tenderloin
Thai Sweet Chili Pork Tenderloin is spicy, sweet, savory and melt in your mouth tender.
- 1.25 pounds pork tenderloin
- 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon for the rub and a 1 tablespoon for the pan
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
peeled and minced
- 1 inch ginger
knob fresh peeled and minced (or 1 teaspoon pre-made stir in paste)
- 2 tablespoon tamari (soy sauce)
- ½ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
(or to make diabetic friendly exchange with ½ cup sugar free orange preserves, 1 teaspoon water and dash of dried chili pepper flakes and melt over low on top of stove)
- 1 tablespoon spring onions chopped, optional- garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Gather ingredients.
Rub your pork tenderloin with olive oil, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic on all sides. Add a little extra olive to your pan. (If you have an iron skillet or a pan that can be used from stove top to oven, that is best. It saves on doing extra dishes.
Sear your seasoned pork tenderloin in the pan on medium-high heat on all sides. About 2 minutes per side or about 6 minutes.
Transfer your seared, seasoned pork tenderloin to the pre-heated oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes more or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F. Turn the pork loin over half way through the cooking process.
Stir together the ginger, tamari (soy sauce) and Thai sweet chili sauce (or to make low carb/diabetic friendly, exchange with sugar free orange preserves, teaspoon water and chili flakes).
Brush on the Thai chili sauce glaze on the pork tenderloin during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Remove the pork tenderloin from the oven and allow to rest 5 minutes. Slice pork tenderloin and garnish with sliced green onions.
To make diabetic friendly exchange sweet chili sauce with ½ cup sugar free orange preserves, 1 teaspoon water and dash of dried chili pepper flakes and melt over low on top of stove.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg