Spicy Soy Sauce Marinade with Pork and Bok Choy
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I love the marinade for this recipe! I’ve marinated pork tenderloins, salmon, chicken, and tofu with this marinade. My two favorite options are the pork or salmon. This recipe is also very fast and easy which makes it even better for the person on-the-go.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 6
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and finely grated or minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh red Thai chili or cayenne chili pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1½ pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch-thick medallions
  • 1 pound bok choy, chopped (you can substitute with cabbage if you can’t find bok choy)
  1. Whisk soy sauce and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Add garlic, ginger, chili, and oil.
  3. Place pork in a Ziploc bag and add the marinade. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight (I make this in the morning and marinade all day long while I'm at work).
  4. Chop the bok choy.
  5. Over medium-high heat, cook the pork tenderloin on 1 side for 4-6 minutes (depending on thickness).
  6. Flip it over, add the bok choy around the sides of the pan. Cover with a lid and cook for another 6-8 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup veggie; 4 oz meat Calories: 191 Fat: 5.5 Saturated fat: 1.7 Carbohydrates: 6.7 Sugar: 5.6 Sodium: 311.3 Fiber: 1 Protein: 27.8 Cholesterol: 83.3