Easy grilled ginger sesame pork tenderloin is marinated in soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds, and grilled to perfection!
Looking for something quick, easy, and nutritious to grill? I recommend this ginger sesame pork tenderloin. This recipe requires minimal ingredients thanks to the flavorful marinade, which works well with other grilled meats beyond pork.
I’ve used it with flank steak and chicken breasts too! But something about this ginger sesame pork tenderloin reminds me of my childhood. Probably because my Mom created the recipe and makes it all the time in the summer! The nostalgia I have for this ginger sesame pork tenderloin is similar to her perfectly grilled chicken breasts.
I honestly am not a huge pork fan. Or let me take that back. I do not cook pork often. But over 4th of July weekend, my Mom reminded my taste buds not to pass up the chance at cooking pork tenderloin. Especially during grilling season!
Sometimes I’ll reserve some of the marinade before covering the pork [pictured above] so there’s a little extra sauce to drizzle over the pork before serving. I actually highly recommend that step! And like most meat, the tenderloin becomes super flavorful the longer it marinates.
So next time you are perusing the meat case, don’t pass up the pork tenderloin! This ginger sesame pork tenderloin is calling your name…
- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- ½ cup soy sauce
- Place pork tenderloins in resealable plastic bag; set aside. In small bowl, combine marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate, or up to 24 hours to enhance flavor.
- Preheat grill to medium-hot. When ready to grill, remove pork from marinade and place on grill. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes per side (about 20 minutes total) or until the internal temperature of pork is 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.