Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs
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Grilled pork tenderloin with fresh herbs is a simple, elegant dish. The fresh flavors from the rosemary and thyme are the perfect compliment to the pork that gets even better after the grill has added a little char.
Even though this is an easy dish to make, the flavors and presentation make it a great choice for nice dinners. It is also an easy recipe to cut in half if you’re making dinner for two or double if you’re having a big dinner party.
Brining the pork before grilling helps to keep it plump and juicy. It also helps if it’s cooked over a medium grill; this will let the tenderloin cook all the way through without drying it out.
A couple of dishes we like to serve with grilled tenderloin are Wild Rice with Butternut Squash and Dried Cherries and Creamed Corn when corn is in season.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh HerbsPrint Pin Recipe
- 2 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp rosemary, minced
- 2 tsp thyme, minced
- 2 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 12 cups water
- 1 1/2 tbsp salt
- Prepare the brine by mixing the water and salt together, the tenderloins should be brined for 20 to 30 minutes before grilling.
- While the pork is taking a bath, mix the rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper together with the olive oil. This will form a thick herb paste.
- Rub the herb mixture on the pork, covering the whole tenderloin.
- Grill on a medium high grill for around 20 minutes, turning the pork halfway through.
- To cook the pork medium-rare to medium take the tenderloin off when the temperature is between 140ºF to 145ºF.
- Let the pork rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
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