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Pork Tenderloin in Plum Sauce

Pork Tenderloin in Plum Sauce

A flavorful marinade doubles as a sauce in this simple but tasty pork tenderloin recipe. For safety's sake, be sure to bring the reserved marinade to a boil after adding to the stir-fry.


  • 1 pound boneless pork tenderloin, cut in 1" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup Chinese plum sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 or 2 scallions, minced
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


Combine cornstarch, soy sauce, rice wine, brown sugar, sesame oil, and garlic. Toss with pork. Let marinate 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a wok. Add pork, reserving marinade, and stir-fry until browned.

Add plum sauce, water, and scallions. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer about 15 minutes, until pork is tender and cooked through.

Add the reserved marinade and bring to a boil, then cook, stirring, until sauce thickens slightly.

Serve with rice.

Yield: 4 Servings

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