Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin Kebabs

The flavors in this marinated pork tenderloin recipe are actually a blend of Thai and Satay. 

And the marinade not only flavors the kebabs but helps keep them moist and juicy while they cook.

The marinade encapsulates the pork kebabs with butter and since the tenderloin is marinated and kept in the refrigerator almost up to cooking time the butter congeals around the meat.

juicy marinated pork tenderloin kebabs

As the butter in the marinade heats up on the grill it begins to melt and naturally "bastes" the tenderloin kebabs as they cook keeping them really juicy and full of flavor.

The flavor is slightly Asian and Thai with a hint of Satay so these are perfect served with the Thai marinated grilled shrimp skewers.

› Marinated Pork Tenderloin Kebabs

Serves: 6 - 8

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Direct Heat: 500F - 525F

Note: marinate at least 4 hours so the butter congeals on the tenderloin kebabs

What you'll need: 

  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red onion

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

pork tenderloin marinade

Step 1:
In a medium glass bowl mix all the marinade ingredients except the melted butter.

Once the ingredients are well mixed then pour in the butter.

making pork tenderloin marinade

Blend the marinade ingredients really well with the butter, you shouldn't see any separation.

making pork kebabs

Step 2:
Cut the pork tenderloin into 1 1/2" cubes.

marinating pork tenderloins

Place the meat and marinade in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate for 4 hours.

veggies for kebabs

Step 3:
As the tenderloin is marinating cut up 1 red onion into approximately 1 1/2 " pieces.

Cut up 1 green pepper into the same size pieces.

Set aside until ready to thread on the skewers.

After 4 hours remove the bag of marinated pork from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature about 1/2 an hour.

bbq pork tenderloin skewers

Step 4:
Clean and oil the grates and preheat the grill to 500F.

Thread a piece of marinated pork on a skewer followed by a piece of red onion and green pepper.

Alternate this pattern until the skewer is full but leave at least 1" of skewer exposed at each end for handling.

Complete this with the rest of the marinated tenderloin cubes and vegetables.

Place on the heated grill and close the lid.

Every 5 minutes flip the kebabs so all sides are evenly grilled.

When an instant read thermometer inserted into the meat reads between 155F to 160F remove the pork tenderloin kebabs from the grill and serve immediately.


grilled marinated pork skewers

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