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Grilled Herbed Pork Tenderloin

Photo: Jan Smith
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork)
The quick marinade of oregano, sage, orange juice, and honey permeates this simple grilled pork tenderloin with fresh flavor. Pair with your favorite sides like potato salad, corn on the cob, or fresh tomato slices for an easy summer dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 214
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 5.8 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 24.4 g
  • carbohydrate 15.7 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 168 mg
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a blender or food processor; process until almost smooth. Pour mixture into a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 2 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Remove pork from marinade. Discard marinade. Sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink), turning pork after 15 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Notes

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