Garlic-Tamarind Pork Loin


Marinate a day ahead; this is best on the BBQ. Serve with salad, a nice dinner roll, and grilled vegetables. Yum.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 45 mins
2 servings


  • cup lime juice

  • cup soy sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons tamarind paste

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek

  • 1 pound pork loin


  1. Mix lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, tamarind paste, sugar, and sambal oelek together in a bowl. Whisk for 1 minute. Poke pork tenderloin with a fork or knife and place in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade into the bag and seal while pressing out the air. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight for best results.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Remove pork loin from the bag and sear on the preheated grill, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Move to indirect heat until cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes more, depending on thickness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
14g Fat
21g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1048mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 699mg 15%

* 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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