Grilled Hoisin and Chinese Five Spice Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Hoisin and Chinese Five Spice Pork Tenderloin


  • Grilled Hoisin and Chinese Five Spice Pork Tenderloin
  • You can find Chinese Five Spice in most grocery stores, or you can make your own with the recipe below.
  • Serves 2-3
  • 1 (12-ounce) pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons five-spice powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated or 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shao Xing rice wine, sherry or white wine (optional)
  • 1 green onion, sliced thinly on the diagonal for garnish
  • To make your own blend of Chinese Five Spice:
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1 teaspoon szechuan peppercorns, toasted and ground
  • Mix together and store in an airtight jar.


In a bowl, add all ingredients except green onion and toss until well coated. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight or even 20 minutes.

Preheat grill to high and spray a grill basket with vegetable oil and place grill basket on grill for 3-4 minutes to heat through. Alternately, you can heat a wok or skillet over medium high heat and add oil. Add pork and spread evenly in one layer. Allow to cook for 2 minutes and turn. Allow to cook for 2 minutes and turn and brush with remaining marinade and continue cooking until the pork is cooked through, about 7-8 minutes total. Remove to a serving platter and garnish with scallions.

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