There are many things in the Korean recipe world that titillate the taste buds, but one of my favourites is the dish known as Ton-Yuk-Kui, or Korean Pork Fillets. This is a dish that everyone around the table at my house loves. It makes about 4 servings and is a great main course. It is easy to prepare and cook, too and that always goes a long way in my book.
2 Pounds pork tenderloin, sliced thin
3 Tbs sesame oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
3 Tbs sugar
2 scallions, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 inch piece of peeled ginger, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all marinade ingredients. Reserve 1/3 of the marinade for later use. Add pork slices to remaining marinade and allow to marinate for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Remove the pork slices from the marinade and dry on paper or kitchen towels.
Coat bottom and sides of a baking sheet with the sesame oil.
Place the pork slices on the baking pan in a single layer and cover with foil.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Remove cooked pork to serving dish and pour any cooking juices into the marinade. Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes more. Pour a bit of it over the pork slices and serve the rest of it with the meat.