Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Apple Tamari Glaze - Clean Eating Magazine

Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Apple Tamari Glaze

Toasted sesame seeds turn these pork tenderloin medallions into a dramatic-looking dish, while sweet apple butter and savory tamari combine to create a luscious sauce for a sideof steamed baby bok choy.

Nutritional Bonus: With only 20 calories per cup, bok choy packs a serious nutritional punch. A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, it contains an exceptional amount of free radical fighting antioxidants. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can potentially protect your body from a number of inflammatory conditions, such as osteoarthritis.

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  • 4Servings


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple butter
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium tamari
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, sliced into 12 medallions
  • Pinch sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 6 cups baby bok choy, trimmed


  1. Fill a large pot with water and fit with a steamer basket. Bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare sauce: To a med-ium saucepot, add apple butter, tamari, lemon juice and ginger. Heat on medium and bring to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Season pork on all sides with salt and pepper. Add pork to skillet and sear for 6 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through. (NOTE: The USDA recommends cooking to an internal temperature of 145˚F when tested with a food thermometer.) Remove from pan and when just cool enough to handle, press sesame seeds firmly onto both sides of meat. Cover to keep warm.
  4. To steamer basket, add bok choy and steam for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender-crisp. Among serving plates, divide pork and bok choy evenly and drizzle both with sauce.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 3 tenderloin medallions and 1 cup bok choy
  • Calories: 270
  • Carbohydrate Content: 20 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 73 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 509 mg
  • Sugar Content: 14 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g