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Asian Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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A delicious, simple, Asian Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin recipe. The pork has great flavor and comes out tender every time! This is my go-to Asian marinade for pork tenderloin! Perfect, every-single-time!

We love Asian inspired dishes! You might enjoy this simple homemade Teriyaki sauce, Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone Griddle or this family favorite Mongolian Beef for another quick weeknight dinner idea.

Asian Pork Tenderloin sliced and juicy on cutting board.

I had this first when visiting my in-laws back in Maine a few years back, my mother-in-law cuts her pork into beefy (or would you call it pork-y) cubes.

Simple pin for Asian pork marinated tenderloin with slices of juicy pork tenderloin on cutting board.

What Ingredients are in Asian Marinated Pork?

  • Soy sauce | Any type may be used; GF, Tamari, even Bragg’s Liquid Amino’s a soy sauce alternative, my personal favorite!
  • Vinegar, |I used balsamic, but also delicious with rice wine vinegar, red or white wine vinegar, apple cider (a yummy fall taste)!
  • Oil | I use avocado or olive oil, plus we’ll use a smidge of toasted sesame oil
  • Brown Sugar | light or dark, you choose!
  • Garlic and Ginger | Betty’s original recipe calls for garlic powder and ground ginger, since I had both fresh on hand I used those instead, but I give you measurements for powdered.

Whisk well, pouring into baggie with a pork tenderloin. Don’t forget to mark your baggie if freezing. Place in freezer, flat until frozen. If eating the same day, marinate pork in a glass dish, covered; keep on counter to marinade for a couple of hours or in refrigerator overnight, turn occasionally.

Can you Freeze Asian Marinated Pork?

I mentioned this freezes really well right? To make, remove from freezer, thaw in refrigerator overnight. When I make it typically make one for eating that night and one or two for freezing for the future.

Grilling Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloins

Heat BBQ to medium-high heat and brush some oil on the grill. Place your tenderloin, close the cover and grill about 10 minutes per side, for a total of about 20-25 minutes.

Try not to overcook your tenderloins! Brush with extra marinade after each turn, or heat leftover marinade in a pan until simmering, and serve with pork.

Asian pork tenderloins on grill.

Remove from heat and tent loosely with aluminum foil allowing the meat to rest for 5 minutes; allowing the juices to return back to the meat and finish cooking. Slice and serve!

Close up of grilled asian pork tenderloin on a cutting board.

Serve with broccoli or roasted brussels sprouts and steamed rice for a delicious and easy weeknight or weekend meal or if making a bigger meal, add my Asian Ramen Noodle Salad along with it!

Enjoy this marinade? Give these other recipes a try!

Don’t forget to PIN this recipe to your favorite Asian Recipe board!

Asian marinated grilled pork tenderloin pin with juicy sliced pieces of tenderloin on a cutting board.

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Asian Pork Tenderloin sliced and juicy on cutting board.

Best Asian Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Author: Kathleen Pope
4.59 from 34 votes
Tender, tangy, Asian pork marinade; super easy to put together for a quick weeknight meal. Freeze for an ready made meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 162 kcal


  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce, or alternative such as Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar, I used balsamic, try rice, red wine, even apple cider
  • 2 Tablespoons oil, I use Avocado and Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, Heaping tablespoon, light or dark brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed and rough chopped (or ½-1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, fresh grated (or ¼-½ teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1-2 lb pork tenderloin


  • Mix all ingredients together using a whisk until thoroughly mixed.
  • Place pork tenderloin(s) into gallon sized freezer bag (if freezing) squeeze our air, seal tightly and lay flat in freezer.
  • Or, if making right away place in glass dish with marinade, turning occasionally. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours on counter turning occasionally or in refrigerator overnight.
  • If frozen, when ready to barbecue, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Or on counter for several hours, turning occasionally. Heat BBQ on medium-high, brush grill with oil.
  • Remove pork from marinade, placing pork onto hot preheated grill. Cover and cook on each side for 7-8 minutes minutes per side, most tenderloins are triangular for a total of about 20-25 minutes.
  • Baste with extra marinade, discard any leftover, or simmer leftover marinade for 10 minutes on stovetop and pour over cooked meat.
  • Remove from grill and tent loosely with aluminum foil allowing to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice into medallions, pour any juices over sliced meat and serve immediately. Pair with steamed broccoli, or these delicious roasted brussels sprouts and steamed white or brown rice.

✱ Kathleen’s Tips

Recipe doubles and triples easily, a great freezer friendly meal!


Serving: 1 serving Calories: 162 kcal Carbohydrates: 3 g Protein: 17 g Fat: 9 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g Trans Fat: 0.05 g Cholesterol: 49 mg Sodium: 543 mg Potassium: 332 mg Fiber: 0.1 g Sugar: 2 g Vitamin A: 2 IU Vitamin C: 1 mg Calcium: 12 mg Iron: 1 mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night for our “quarantined” crew and it was awesome! Paired it with your asian salad, but would also recommend roasted brussels with it! Thanks Kathleen for your simple but yummy recipes that always please a crowd!