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Sweet BBQ Thai Marinade

Sweet BBQ Thai Marinade is an easy and healthy recipe. This sauce is perfect for pork, grilled chicken, shrimp, and salmon. A sweet, savory, spicy and garlicky marinade. A fantastic, must try recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Marinating time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course, Marinade
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal


  • 2 pounds Pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup Coconut aminos
  • 1/2 cup Coconut sugar
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 4 Large garlic cloves (6 small)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a glass bowl, add coconut aminos, coconut sugar, lime juice, curry powder and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Grate or press the garlic over the bowl. Mix very well. You want the coconut sugar to incorporate into the sauce.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in a zip loc bag or a bowl. Pour marinade down on top. Place in the fridge for 4-6 hours. The longer the better. You can leave it all day.
  • Preheat grill to 375 degrees. Grill 15 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reads 170 degrees.
  • While the tenderloin is cooking, place the marinade in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil the marinade for 5-8 minutes. It will reduce and kill any bacteria.
  • Remove cooked tenderloin from the grill. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and pour reduced marinade down on top. Serve nice and warm.


  • If you forget a fresh lime at the store, you can use the squeeze or already juiced kind. Usually in a plastic lime or glass jar. Use 1 tablespoon of lime juice.
  • If you like lots of spice and heat, you can increase the crushed red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • I love to sprinkle fresh parsley or cilantro over the pork. Fresh herbs complete a dish!
  • If you cannot find coconut sugar in your local store, you can substitute for brown sugar.
  • I try to limit soy in my house (just a personal preference), if you don't mind soy you can substitute the coconut aminos for soy sauce.
  • A meat thermometer is very hand when you are grilling. Meats can be different size and thickness. This will ensure your meat is cooked all the way through. A pork tenderloin is cooked all the way through when the thermometer reads 170 degrees.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg