Shichimi-Seared Pork Tenderloin


Asian flavors and French technique come together to make a great dish. You can also use chicken, scallops, or most types of hearty fish (i.e. tuna, salmon, etc.) to make this.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


For the Pork:

  • ¼ cup white sesame seeds

  • ¼ cup black sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons shichimi togarashi (Japanese 7 spice)

  • 4 pounds pork tenderloins

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

For the Sauce:

  • 3 shallots, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste

  • 1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Meanwhile, mix the white and black sesame seeds together with the togarashi powder; set aside. Season the tenderloins with salt, then press into sesame mixture until completely coated. Sear the tenderloins on all sides until golden brown, about 1 minute per side.

  3. Transfer the tenderloins to a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), 20 to 25 minutes. When done, remove pork, and allow to rest for five minutes in a warm place.

  4. While pork is roasting, prepare sauce by simmering the shallots, ginger, lime juice, and wine in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it has reduced to about 2 tablespoons of liquid. Add the cream, and continue to simmer until it has reduced by half. Pour mixture into a blender, along with soy sauce and miso. Blend on low speed for 10 seconds until pureed, then slowly add butter, a few cubes at a time with blender running until it is incorporated. Season to taste with salt, and keep in a warm place until ready to use.

  5. To serve, slice the tenderloin into medallions, and pour warm sauce overtop; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

718 Calories
51g Fat
11g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 718
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 25g 126%
Cholesterol 249mg 83%
Sodium 706mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1120mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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