Thai-Style Grilled Pork Tenderloin


In this tasty Thai-style grilled pork recipe, thin strips of pork tenderloin are marinated in garlic, soy sauce, and fish sauce, then grilled and served with a sweet-and-sour dipping sauce.

close up view of Thai-Style Grilled Pork Tenderloin on skewers, on the grill
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins



  • cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • 2 tablespoons Melt® Organic Buttery Spread

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 (1 pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed of all visible fat and cut into 3x1/4-inch long strips

  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro


  1. For the sauce: Whisk granulated sugar, vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl; set aside for serving.

  2. For the pork: Combine buttery spread, fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and pepper in a bowl. Combine marinade and pork in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag tightly, toss to coat pork, and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.

  3. Weave 2 pieces of pork onto each skewer.

  4. For a charcoal grill: Open the bottom grill vents completely. Light a large chimney starter filled with charcoal briquettes (100 briquettes; 6 quarts). When the coals are hot, pour them in an even layer over the grill. Set the cooking grate in place, cover, and heat the grill until hot, about 5 minutes.

  5. For a gas grill: Turn all the burners to high, cover, and heat the grill until hot, about 15 minutes. Oil the cooking grate and adjust the burners as needed to maintain high heat.

  6. Place the skewers on the preheated grill; cook until pork is cooked through and lightly charred around the edges, 7 to 10 minutes, flipping the skewers halfway through.

  7. Transfer the skewers to a platter and let rest for 5 minutes. Remove pork from the skewers, sprinkle the cilantro leaves over the top, and serve, passing the sauce separately.


If you feeze pork tenderloin for 30 minutes, it is easier to slice.

Serve with steamed white rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 996mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 492mg 10%

* 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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