• 1 pork tenderloin, (about 1 pound)

  • Marinade

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped OR 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lime, juiced

  • Peanut Noodles

  • 10 ounces pasta, spaghetti, linguini or angel hair
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
Whisk together the soy sauce, cilantro, garlic, brown sugar, vegetable oil and lime juice in a bowl for the marinade. 

Place the pork tenderloin in a gallon-sized zip-top plastic bag.Pour the marinade over the pork tenderloin, reserving about 1/4 cup of the marinade in the refrigerator for later use. Close, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. 

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Whisk together lime juice, garlic, peanut butter, hot water and soy sauce for the peanut sauce. Drain the pasta once cooked, and toss the pasta with the peanut noodle sauce in a large bowl. Add more soy sauce if desired.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Remove pork tenderloin from the marinade, discarding the excess marinade. Place on grill and cover grill. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned and instant-read thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, about 15-20 minutes. Transfer to carving board and let stand 3-5 minutes..

Transfer the grilled pork chops to a cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes before slicing against the grain.

Pour the reserved marinade over the sliced pork before serving and serve over the peanut noodles.

Serves 4
Light enough to serve during warm weather, but a filling dinner.  Serve alongside an herb salad of fresh basil, mint, scallions and cilantro with a tall glass of jasmine ice tea. 
Instead of the pork tenderloin, you could use the Thai Ribeye Pork Chops to top the noodles.

Calories: 680 calories

Protein: 38 grams

Fat: 27 grams

Sodium: 1670 milligrams

Cholesterol: 50 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 6 grams

Carbohydrates: 70 grams

Fiber: 4 grams