Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinade Recipe

Grilled pork tenderloin marinade recipe

Enhancing the Flavor of your Pork Tenderloin

The healthiest cut of pork is the tenderloin. This cut comes from the back of the pig and contains almost no fat. If you do not prepare and cook your meat properly, it will become dry. Brining is excellent for keeping your pork juicy but this will not enhance the flavor. Pork tenderloin marinades and rubs are both good options. Of the two, we recommend a good marinade.

This will not only add a delicious flavor to your pork, but your meat will also be juicy and extremely tender. Your pork tenderloin will absorb a marinade extremely well. To ensure your pork tenderloin is as delicious as possible, you will need to grill your meat properly. You can also use brining for a flavorful, juicy tenderloin. Once you have finished brining your meat, you will need to use your favorite seasonings to enhance the flavor.

Since your brining solution contains salt, you need to eliminate any salt from your seasonings. You should also cook your tenderloin on the grill after brining. Start by preheating your grill to medium heat. Use your grill brush to oil your grate lightly. Your pork tenderloin will be tubular in shape. This means you must grill all four sides to ensure even cooking. Pro Tip: Do not use a lot of oil or you can cause flare-ups.

You will need to cook your tenderloin for approximately six to seven minutes on each side. Your cooking time will depend on the weight of your pork tenderloin. Instead of actually turning your pork, you will roll it until all four sides have been cooked. You want your pork to have a nice crust without any excess charring. You will continue cooking your pork until there is no pink in the center.

Pro Tip: The best way to ensure your pork is cooked perfectly is by using an instant-read meat thermometer. You simply insert your thermometer into the center of your meat then read the temperature.

Your pork tenderloin is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove your pork from the grill and set it on a platter. Make a tent out of aluminum foil and cover your pork. Let your meat rest for around ten minutes before serving. This is an important step because the juices need enough time to evenly distribute throughout your tenderloin. If you do not rest your pork, most of the juices will run out the moment you cut into the meat.

If you are using a pork tenderloin balsamic or one of our recipes below, you can cook your meat on your grill or in your smoker or oven. No matter how you choose to cook your meat, you must allow your pork to rest. You will slice your pork tenderloin prior to serving. Your marinade will ensure the flavors are even throughout your meat so every bite will be sensational.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinade

There are a lot of different marinades ideal for pork. Many of them offer a sweet and savory blend ideal for grilling or sautéing. Marinades are excellent for adding more flavor to your pork in addition to ensuring your meat will cook to be tender and juicy. If you are cooking for a lot of people, you can easily double or triple any of our recipes. Once you have tried one of our marinates, you will understand the popularity of a pork marinade for grilling.

One of the most versatile meat cuts you can purchase is a pork tenderloin. The following grilled pork marinade recipes are delicious for pork chops and chicken as well.

​Honey Garlic Marinade

You will need:

  • ​One pork tenderloin
  • ​One-half cup olive oil
  • ​One-quarter cup soy sauce
  • ​One tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • ​One-quarter cup lime or lemon juice
  • ​Six tablespoons liquid honey

Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Place you tenderloin into a large plastic bag with a ziplock. Carefully pour your marinade over the top of your pork ensuring the meat is covered completely. Once you have sealed your bag, lightly swish around your marinade to make certain everything has been coated. Place your bag into a bowl in case of any leakage. Store the bowl in your refrigerator overnight.

Thoroughly brush your marinade over your pork tenderloin prior to cooking. Shortly before your meat is done, brush on another coat of your marinade for a crispy crust. Pro Tip: The average pork tenderloin is approximately one pound. We recommend cooking two or more to ensure you have enough pork to feed all of your family or guests.


​Honey Garlic Marinade
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Honey Garlic Marinade Recipe

Pork tenderloin marinades and rubs are both good options. Your pork tenderloin will absorb a marinade extremely well. To ensure your pork tenderloin is as delicious as possible, you will need to grill your meat properly.



Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Tenderloin Marinade
Servings: 3
Calories: 313kcal

Ingredients

  • One pork tenderloin

  • One-half cup olive oil

  • One-quarter cup soy sauce

  • One tablespoon garlic (minced)

  • One-quarter cup lime or lemon juice

  • Six tablespoons liquid honey

Instructions

  • Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl and mix well.

  • Place you tenderloin into a large plastic bag with a ziplock.

  • Carefully pour your marinade over the top of your pork ensuring the meat is covered completely.

  • Once you have sealed your bag, lightly swish around your marinade to make certain everything has been coated.

  • Place your bag into a bowl in case of any leakage.

  • Store the bowl in your refrigerator overnight.

  • Thoroughly brush your marinade over your pork tenderloin prior to cooking.

  • Shortly before your meat is done, brush on another coat of your marinade for a crispy crust.

  • The average pork tenderloin is approximately one pound.

  • We recommend cooking two or more to ensure you have enough pork to feed all of your family or guests.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 313kcal


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Pork marinade recipes

​Sweet and Savory Grilled Pork Tenderloin Marinade

  • ​One pork tenderloin
  • ​Two tablespoons brown sugar
  • ​One-quarter cup oyster sauce
  • ​One tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • ​One-quarter teaspoon onion powder
  • ​One-quarter cup honey
  • ​One tablespoon ketchup
  • ​One-quarter teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ​One-quarter cup soy sauce
  • ​One tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ​Four teaspoons fresh ginger root (minced)
  • ​One-quarter teaspoon ground cinnamon

Using a whisk, mix your honey, oyster sauce, ginger, garlic, onion powder, cinnamon, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, parsley and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Place your pork tenderloin into a large ziplock bag, pour in your marinade then seal your bag. Place your bag into a bowl and refrigerate overnight. Pro Tip: For best results, squeeze out the excess air before you seal your bag.

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​Honey Garlic Dijon Marinade

  • ​One pork tenderloin
  • ​One tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • ​Two fresh minced tyme leaves or one-half teaspoon dried thyme
  • ​One-half cup honey
  • ​Two tablespoons soy sauce
  • ​Two fresh rosemary leaves or one-half teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ​One-half cup dijon mustard
  • ​Salt (to taste)
  • ​Black pepper (to taste)

Using your whisk, mix your honey, soy sauce, rosemary, Dijon mustard, thyme and garlic in a bowl. Season your pork tenderloin with salt and pepper to taste. Make certain you cover all sides. Place your tenderloin is a large bag with a ziplock. Coat your pork with half of your marinade. Seal the bag, place in a bowl and put it into your refrigerator overnight. Place your remaining marinade in a separate bag and bowl and refrigerate overnight.

If you do not have a grill, you can cook pork tenderloin in your oven. Take a baking dish large enough to hold both your pork and your marinade. Use cooking spray to coat your dish. Place your pork into your dish and cover it with your marinade. While your oven is preheating to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, your pork tenderloin will have a chance to reach room temperature. Cover your dish with aluminum foil. Bake your pork for 25 minutes.

Take your pork out of your oven, remove the foil and cover with the rest of your marinade. Recover your dish and place it in your broiler until the internal temperature is 140 degrees Fahrenheit. You will have an appetizing crust on the top. Place your pork tenderloin on your counter to sit for ten minutes prior to slicing and serving. Put any remaining marinade in your refrigerator. You can serve your tenderloin with the remaining marinade.

If you would enjoy having leftover pork for sandwiches, be sure to make more than one pork tenderloin. The meat is delicious for both salads or sandwiches the next day.

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​Deluxe Pork Marinade

  • ​One pork tenderloin
  • ​Three tablespoons soy sauce
  • ​Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • ​One Tablespoon fresh parsley leaves (chopped)
  • ​One-half teaspoon black pepper
  • ​One-half cup olive oil
  • ​One teaspoon salt
  • ​One and one-half teaspoon lemon zest
  • ​Two teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ​One tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (chopped)
  • ​One and one-half teaspoons garlic (minced)

Put your pork into a large resealable bag. Use your whisk to mix your olive oil, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, thyme, pepper, brown sugar, soy sauce, parsley, salt and garlic in a bowl. Place you pork into the bag, pour your marinade on top, seal your bag and refrigerate for a maximum of eight hours.

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​Pork Tenderloin Balsamic Marinade

  • ​One pork tenderloin
  • ​One-quarter cup balsamic vinegar
  • ​One-quarter cup brown sugar
  • ​One-half cup soy sauce
  • ​Four cloves garlic (minced)

Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl. Place your pork tenderloin into a large bag with a ziplock. Pour your marinade into the bag to thoroughly coat your pork. Place you bag into a bowl and refrigerate overnight. Making a juicy, flavorful and delicious pork tenderloin is not difficult. The secret is in the grilling and your marinade.

​Use any of our marinade recipes to make certain you grill the juiciest, tenderest and most delicious pork tenderloin possible.

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Marinating pork for grilling

The Beauty of a Pork Tenderloin Marinade for Grilling

We hope you will try all of our marinade recipes for a truly sensational pork tenderloin. Remember to grill more than one tenderloin if you are cooking for more than two people or friends with bigger appetites. Always allow your meat to rest prior to slicing and serving to give the juices enough time to redistribute throughout your pork. Enjoy your efforts.

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