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.

Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Brine

  • 12 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp salt

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 990mg 41%
Potassium 891mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 47g 94%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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