Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs
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.
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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.