Braised Asian Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorite lunches to make for the week. It keeps a delicious flavor all week and stays moist. It’s also insanely simple and easy to make. I try to use some Korean inspired flavors in this dish to lock in the delicious flavors that come from the Korean spicy pork belly dish. The key to this dish is using a Korean Pear or if you don’t have access to Korean pears, any pear will work.
The pear brings a mild sweet flavor to the dish without having to add any sugar. I use a touch of soy sauce, red pepper paste, and Korean Pork BBQ Sauce to finish off this dish.
Braising the meat by first browning it on all sides and then cooking it in some liquid with a low heat over a long period of time is the best way to lock in all the flavors of the meat. I love braising meat because the meat will just pull apart without having to use any knives.
The only downside of braising, is that it makes for tough pictures. Such is the life of a food blogger.
2 Asian Pears (Peeled & Diced)
1 Pork Tenderloin
1/2 Cup Diced Onion
4 Cloves Crushed Garlic
2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tsp. Spicy Red Pepper Paste
2 Tbsp. Korean Pork BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup of Water
Saute the onions, pears, and garlic with the sesame oil. Then add your pork tenderloin, brown on each side, then add the rest of the ingredients and slow cook for 3 hours on low heat.
- 2 Asian Pears (Peeled & Diced)
- 1 Pork Tenderloin
- ½ Cup Diced Onion
- 4 Cloves Crushed Garlic
- 2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
- 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1 Tsp. Spicy Red Pepper Paste
- 2 Tbsp. Korean Pork BBQ Sauce
- ¼ Cup of Water
- Saute the onions, pears, and garlic with the sesame oil. Then add your pork tenderloin, brown on each side, then add the rest of the ingredients and slow cook for 3 hours on low heat.