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Lime, Soy, and Maple Drizzle

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 6 mins
Total time 6 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: about 4 tsp.)

This flavorful drizzle pairs perfectly with pan-seared pork tenderloin medallions, but also works well with grilled chicken, shrimp, or salmon. The sauce has a zippy, memorable flavor that transforms seemingly plain protein into a culinary sensation. Cook the sauce briefly to reduce it so that it isn't too thin; you don't want this flavor running around your plate. However you use the sauce, serve a side of crusty bread so as not to miss a single drop. For an Asian-inspired salad, thin the sauce slightly with olive oil to serve as a dressing on a bed of greens with matchstick carrots. 


  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • fat 1.9 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 202 mg
  • calcium 14 mg
  • sugars 6 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 6 g

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a small, heavy saucepan over medium. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant but not browned, about 30 seconds. Add lime juice, maple syrup, soy sauce, and red pepper; stir to combine, and bring to a simmer. Stir together 1 teaspoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to sauce. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.