Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Miso Glazed Pork Tenderloin
(186 calories | 3 3 3 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Pork tenderloin coated with miso paste, grilled or broiled until almost done, and then left to rest for ten minutes to finish cooking.
We had this super easy miso glazed pork tenderloin the other night to go with the Asian Baked Kabocha Squash I made for last Friday's 38 Power Foods post.
We liked the squash and loved the pork!
The recipe is from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food , one of my go-to cookbooks that has a permanent place on my kitchen counter bookshelf.
The Skinny on Miso Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite types of meat, probably because it's so quick and easy to prepare. And it's lower in fat than almost any other cut of meat, making it very Weight Watchers friendly.
The key is to be careful not to overcook it so it stays tender and juicy.
Recipes don't get much easier than this miso glazed pork tenderloin. Just rub the pork all over with white, yellow or red miso paste (I used red since that was what was in the fridge from a recent trip to Whole Foods).
Miso paste is a Japanese seasoning made from fermented soybeans. I've only seen it in health food stores and places like Whole Foods in the refrigerated section.
Then broil or grill it until browned all over and almost done. And let it rest for 10 minutes to finish cooking.
I followed the recipe directions exactly, cooking it for about 15-18 minutes and then letting it rest 10 minutes, and it turned out perfectly. (Don't you love when that happens?)
I used some of the leftovers the next day to make a delicious hearty salad with romaine, chopped apples, cucumber, squash and dried cranberries. Enjoy!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Pork?
According to my calculations, each serving has 186 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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no miso - choose another glaze of your choice - pepper jelly, hoisin sauce, honey mustard, Dijon mustard mixed with curry powder or other spice mixture, apricot jam or orange marmalade thinned with soy sauce, barbecue sauce , teriyaki sauce, etc.
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Miso Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe
- 1-¼ pound pork tenderloin in 1 piece
- ¼ cup white, yellow, or red miso paste (Japanese seasoning found in the refrigerated section of health food stores like Whole Foods)
- Heat the broiler until quite hot and place the rack 2 to 4 inches from the heat source. (I used the broiler setting on my toaster oven.)
- Rub the tenderloin all over with the miso paste, until it's completely coated.
- Broil, turning to brown all sides well (if it starts to burn, move the rack further away from the heat source.) until almost cooked through, but still a little pink in the very center, 10 to 18 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the pork rest for 10 minutes and then cut it into ½-inch thick slices.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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