Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin
(by Paula Deen)

This is one of our favorite meals. It's easy and SO good!!!!!

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 oranges, juices
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup tamarind concentrate (I have NO idea what this is and I have never been able to find any - so I just skip it)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon chopped scallions

1 pork tenderloin (about 12 ounces)
Olive oil, for brushing

Combine marinade ingredients in measuring cup and stir to combine. Place the pork tenderloin in a plastic, sealable bag. Pour marinade over the tenderloin and seal bag. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat an outdoor grill or preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove pork tenderloin from marinade and pat dry. Brush olive oil onto grill and over meat for extra flavor. Reserve marinade. Grill tenderloin until cooked through, about 30 minutes to 40 minutes over medium heat. Or roast in oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Allow meat to rest about 10 minutes before cutting into 2-inch serving pieces.

While meat is grilling, bring reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan, then lower the heat and gently simmer until it is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Stir occasionally. Drizzle a small amount of marinade over each piece of meat.


The meat always stays so tender! This is my favorite recipe to use for pork tenderloin.


16 comments:

Meredith said...

I have to admit, I'm not a big pork tenderloin fan. BUT, I do like it grilled. In fact, Justin just cooked on on the grill last week. I'll have to pass on the recipe to Justin.

ChiliLady said...

looks yummy!

Angela said...

Yummy! I bet that is WONDERFUL! I'll be trying it!

Julia said...

YUM, I only know how to do a bacon-wrapped maple pork loin...and I'm getting tired of that, so I'm definitely trying this!

Jennie said...

Do you typically grill it or cook it in the oven? Just wondering if it's as good in the oven - seems like the grill would give it a different flavor. It sounds delicious.

Angela said...

I made this a few weeks ago and am just getting back to say that we LOVED IT! Loved it so much we are having company on Thursday night and I will be serving this. We don't have a grill so I just cooked it in the oven which was really great! The marinade...oh my goodness...if that raw meat hadn't been sitting in it I might have taken a sip :)

Bobbie said...

I am racing to the fridge to get the tenderloin now!

Mitzi said...

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preppy little dress said...

looks delicious, love your blog!

Aaron said...

You could probably find tamarind concentrate at a hispanic grocery store. Tarmarind (or tamarindo in spanish) is a fruit that is a little longer than a finger, kind of narrow, and is brown with a shell on it. It is usually made into juice or soda or a concentrate for recipes. The juice and soda is actually very good. It almost tastes like iced tea. Just thought you might find that interesting.

Elizabeth said...

Kelly! I am SO glad that I came across your recipe blog. My hubby & I tried the pork tenderloin recipe and we LOVED it. I hope you don't mind, but I mentioned your blog on my page and told others to visit!

Southern said...

I'm definitely going to have to try this! I googled Tamarind and found this substitute:

If you can't find tamarind, you can substitute lemon or lime juice mixed with a touch of brown sugar.

tonya said...

made it tonight...WOW...thanks for another great recipe!!

bella said...

We made this yesterday for my daughter and her friend and we all loved it. I served it with rice pilaf and green beans. Absolutely delicious recipe! It was so moist and tender.

Michelle said...

I'm sure this is delicious, but this is not your most attractive recipe post. Ha! ;)

Anonymous said...

This is Paula Deen recipe !