Happy New Year everyone! This is a recipe that I have been making for over 10 years and it is quick and easy to throw together. The new year is a time we are all looking for healthy, homemade meals we can feed our family. One way to cut calories is by marinating your meat to add extra flavor without all of the extra calories. I love the Thai inspired flavors in this Ginger-Lime Pork Marinade–with out the hassle of odd ingredient typical in some Thai foods. This pork can be served with a simple salad using extra marinade as the dressing, because of the amazing flavor you don’t really need to put much work into a side dish as the meat can easily stand alone. Pouring some of the marinade over steamed asparagus or steamed brussel sprouts is another great option. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
- 2 1b. boneless pork tenderloins or chops
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup olive oil (you could reduce this a little if you are watching calories)
- 3 tbsp fresh ginger grated
- 3 tbsp chopped green onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Whisk together all of the ingredients and pour half of the mixture over pork tenderloins in a ziploc bag reserving remaining marinade for another use. Marinade for 4 hours to overnight. When ready to cook, heat a grill to medium high heat and grill meat for 15-25 minutes or until cooked through. The ideal temperature should be around 155 which leaves the meat very slightly pink. Let pork stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve by drizzling remaining marinade over sliced meat and what ever vegetable side you have chosen.