A simple cooking sauce, made from just three store-bought ingredients, gives this pork big flavor. To make the recipe for two, just divide the ingredients in half and check for doneness after about 18 minutes. Use the leftovers to make pork bahn mi-type sandwiches.
- 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Two 1- to 1 1/4-pound pork tenderloins, trimmed
- 2 pounds carrots, cut diagonally into 1/4-in. slices (about 5 cups)
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed, canola, or other neutral-flavored cooking oil
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 500°F.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Arrange the pork on a large rimmed baking sheet and spread about 1/2 of the mixture all over the pork. Pour the remaining mixture on top of the pork. In a large bowl, toss the carrots and vegetable oil, then arrange around the pork in an even layer. Roast until an internal thermometer in the pork registers 140°F for medium rare, about 25 minutes. Let the pork and carrots rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes.
Slice the pork and arrange it on plates or a platter. Use a slotted spoon to arrange the carrots alongside. Drizzle some of the pan juices on top, then garnish with the scallions and sesame seeds. Serve any remaining pan juices on the side.