Garlic Lime Grilled Pork Tenderloin


I use my grill year round. Sure, it’s much more enjoyable to stand outside grilling with a beer in one hand and tongs in the other when it’s sunny and 75° F, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grill when it’s snowing and 22°. It’s one reason they make Scotch.

All joking aside, don’t forget about your grill November through February. There are plenty of days that lend themselves to grilling. Plus, you can make great meals like this Garlic Lime Grilled Pork Tenderloin. The sweet, citrusy flavor is sure to brighten your spirits and wake up your mouth. If nothing else, it will get you yearning for spring and then can mojitos be far behind?

Garlic Lime Grilled Pork Tenderloin


2 pork tenderloins (approximately ¾ lb each)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons grated lime peel
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut small, ¼- to ½-inch-deep slits in top of each pork tenderloin. Insert garlic slices into slits.

In small bowl, mix lime peel, oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper until well blended. Divide in half.

When grill is heated, brush pork tenderloins with ½ the lime mixture. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 18 to 22 minutes, turning several times, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. During last five minutes of cook time, spoon remaining lime mixture over pork tenderloins. Cut pork into slices to serve.


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