Thursday, August 11, 2011

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Last time we visited Amber she served a grilled Pork Tenderloin, it was a life changing experience. Well, maybe not life changing but it opened a new food venue. I have always liked pork, pork has evolved over the years. It was once a very fatty meat that needed to be cooked forever. Now it is 'the other white meat' and cooking it is a breeze.

Pork tenderloin is sold in strips (the tenderloin) of about a pound each. This is 4 generous servings. Remove the 'silver skin" with a sharp knife for even cooking. The meat can be marinated in your favorite marinade. Our favorite recipe is to rub the prepared tenderloin with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 2 1/2 minutes on each side for a total of 10 minutes. Remove from grill and tent with foil for 10 minutes. Internal temperature should be 150 degrees. There will still be pink in the middle, this is OK. Resist the urge to overcook. Cooked correctly this meat can be cut with a fork.

We served it to our son Paul, he said he wanted it for every meal of his visit. It is that good. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce, honey mustard is good. Or just enjoy it plain, it really doesn't need anything.


Anonymous said...

That pork looks so succulent and delicious - great post!

Unknown said...

YUMMY!! It really was the best meat I'd ever eaten...dreaming of it now!

Beautful photo momma!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That sounds so simple and delicious!

Kayte said...

Looks wonderful, and I agree, it is the easiest fastest thing you can imagine because when you hear it/see it, you think just the opposite. We make 2-3 of these a month around of course, I can get twice the mileage with Matt heading!

Jenny said...

Look fabulous!
What is that side dish? Potatoes with egg or cheese?