- 1 (2 lb) whole pork tenderloin, well trimmed
- 1⁄2 cup water or 1⁄2 cup chicken stock
- 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 2 tablespoons Kikkoman soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry or 1 tablespoon Japanese sake
- 1 tablespoon yellow miso (Yellow miso can be bought in the chinese section of the market)
- 2 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red food coloring
- Place the porkloin in a large ziploc freezer bag.
- In a small bowl, stir together the rest of the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour into the ziploc bag; remove as much air as possible and seal shut.
- Refrigerate from 6 to 36 hours (I prefer the longer marinade time).
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Remove porkloin from the marinade (discard remaining marinade); place on wire rack in a shallow baking pan.
- Insert meat thermometer.
- Roast about 1 hour or until the internal meat temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest on the wire rack for 15 minutes before removing thermometer.
- To serve as a main course, cut the porkloin into 1/4" slices.
- To serve as a Chinese appetizer, cut into 1/4" slices; arrange on platter with separate small bowls of Chinese hot mustard and untoasted sesame seeds.
- Enjoy it by first dipping a slice into the mustard, then into the sesame seeds.
This is incredible and perfect for fried rice. I used trimmed country ribs with the same cook time and have no complaints nor do I suggest changes. Perfection! Thank you, thank you.<br/><br/>Update: As I make my fried rice in 3 cup (cold rice) batches, I made my final batch reducing my normal seasonings and replaced with about 1/3 cup of the remaining marinade. A pleasant alteration. Again, thank you "Dancer."
LOVED IT!!! I made this according to directions except the miso (which I didn't have), It still turned out AWESOME!! Made it with sushi style rice & chinese style green beans - YUM-O. Used the leftovers for pork lo-mein mmm-mmm absolutely dee-lish. Thanks dancer, for the recipe.
My husband liked this, it just wasn't the flavor I was going for. I really wanted to love it but there was something about it I just didn't like. I made it and cut it up to go in lo mein, it wasn't quite the 'take-out' flavor. I might try it again and tweak the spices a bit. I'm still giving it 4 stars because my husband says I'm nuts not to like it so I guess it's just me.