We recommend this Asian pork tenderloin recipe for the post-bariatric surgery diet, but anyone looking to make healthy eating choices can enjoy the recipe. The simple-to-make Asian-inspired marinade with soy sauce, ginger and rice vinegar is the key to its unique flavor. Add a non-starchy vegetable on the side (like roasted brussel sprouts, pictured below) and you have a balanced meal that is low in sugar and carbohydrates and high in protein.
⅓ cup light soy sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon ginger
1 ½ teaspoons pepper
4 garlic cloves or prepared minced
2 lbs pork tenderloin
- Mix ingredients together in freezer-safe bag.
- Place tenderloin in freezer bag and rub marinade on pork.
- Refrigerate overnight or place in freezer for future use.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes at 375º F degrees OR prepare in slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours.
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING
Serving Size: About 4 ounces
Total Fat: 9g
Total Carbohydrates: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Sodium: 658 mg
Total Protein: 34g
Some patients have difficulty tolerating dense meats like beef and pork after surgery. You may tolerate these meats when they are cooked slowly and in a moist cooking source like a slow cooker. You can serve this pork with a side of cooked vegetables. Try cooked cabbage with Asian seasonings.
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