This honey garlic pork tenderloin recipe starts with an easy marinade with lots of fresh ginger and soy. Once marinaded, bake in the oven!
- 1 pork tenderloin
- ⅔ cup soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil (or oil of choice)
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1, 2-inch piece ginger, grated
- 2–3 garlic cloves, grated
- Combine all of the ingredients into a zip-top bag or bowl with a lid. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour but up to 4 hours.
About 30 minutes prior to cooking, remove the marinating pork from the fridge to come to room temperature before cooking. This ensures even cooking.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Remove the tenderloin from the marinade shaking off some of the excess liquid. Don’t rinse or pat anything off, though. If the tail end is much thinner than the thickest part, you can fold the tenderloin into itself and tie the thin end together with some cotton kitchen twine or a toothpick so it bakes more evenly and the end doesn’t dry out.
Lay the tenderloin on a baking sheet or dish and bake for 22-28 minutes (dependant on thickness) or until it internally reaches 145F (see here for the National Pork Board’s revised cooking temperature recommendations).
Allow the tenderloin to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
We like eating this with rice and broccoli best!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Asian American
Keywords: pork tenderloin, marinade, oven baked