Asian-Glazed 'Melt-in-Your-Mouth' Pork Tenderloin


A sweet and salty brine is the secret to this Asian-inspired pork tenderloin. Let the pork tenderloin soak in the brine for 2 to 8 hours to become tender, juicy, and flavorful. Grill and serve the sliced tenderloin with the Asian glaze. Complete the meal with brown rice, glazed carrots, and steamed green vegetables.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 34 mins
4 servings


  • 1 gallon water

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup salt

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated ginger

  • ¼ cup grated onion

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce

  • 1 (1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloin

  • ½ cup teriyaki sauce

  • ½ cup sweet and sour sauce

  • ½ cup hoisin sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated ginger

  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • cup freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. To make the brine, mix together the water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, 2 tablespoons ginger, onion, lemon, 5 cloves of garlic, and 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce in a large container. Add the pork tenderloin, cover, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.

  2. For the glaze, whisk together 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce, sweet and sour sauce, hoisin sauce, 4 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons ginger, brown sugar, and orange juice.

  3. Prepare an outdoor grill for high heat.

  4. Cook the pork tenderloin on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center, 7 to 12 minutes per side. Remove the tenderloin from the grill and cover with foil; allow to rest for 10 minutes. To serve, brush with glaze, and cut into thin slices.

Editor's Notes:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of glaze ingredients. The actual amount of glaze consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

555 Calories
8g Fat
80g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 555
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 3519mg 153%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 58g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 34mg 172%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1097mg 23%

* 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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