Monday, March 15, 2010

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Yep! It is grill season, and we are so excited. My hubby is totally getting into it this year; we just bought him some new spices and an official "manly" meat tenderizer! I can't wait to see what he comes up with. This one was our first shot at the grill this year, besides some burgers, and it turned out great! Everyone that came over was saying how great it was...good job HUBBS! Keep it coming!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

1 lb. pork tenderloin
zest from 1 lime
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 chipotle chile is adobo sauce
1 Tbs. adobo sauce
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbs. fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Trim the pork tenderloin of any excess fat and silver skin.

Place the lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt, and garlic powder in a 1-gallon resealable bag. Add the chipotle pepper and adobo sauce and move around to combine. Add the pork tenderloin to the bag and seal, removing as much air as possible and place in a container to catch any leaks. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, rotating the bag halfway through the time.

Remove the tenderloin from the bag and allow to sit at room temperature while preparing the grill.

Brush the grill with vegetable oil. Remove the tenderloin from the bag and place in the center of grate. Discard bag with marinade. Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, turning every 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 150-155 degrees F.

Remove to a cutting board and slice. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Serves 4
Recipe from: Alton Brown


Marjie said...

Ok~~this sounds seriously good. It's on my "to do" list.

AmandaS said...

Yum! Anything with chipotle chilis in adobe sauce is right up my alley!

teresa said...

great recipe, i love those ingredients!