I’ve been making this pork tenderloin family recipe for decades! It’s a crowd pleaser and can be used with both chicken and pork tenderloin. The peanut dipping sauce is the best! I get tons of compliments every time I make it. Marinating is one of the easiest ways to introduce extra moisture into lean cuts of meat, and it’s a great time saver too.

Ingredients for Pork Tenderloin Marinade

  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 2 TB of light soy sauce
  • 1 TB of freshly grated ginger (or 1/2 TB of ground ginger)
  • 2 tsp of dijon mustard
  • 1/3 of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Jane salt (mixed up salt)
  • Dash of cajun seasoning

Bring meat to room temperature before grilling. Consider doubling the marinade and use it for both chicken (freeze for later) and the rest on pork tenderloin.

Ingredients for Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • 2 TB lite teriyaki sauce
  • 3 TB of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp of garlic chile pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Warm in low heat, stirring frequently. The sauce heats up quickly. Add more water to thin out if needed.

Into marinades? Try this great flank steak recipe.