Cilantro, Lime and Red Onion… Garlic, Ginger and Scallion…. Basil, Oregano and Garlic…
Don’t you think those aromatic flavors go together perfectly? Fresh, clean and bright – some of the best combinations! But without question, my all-time favorite is Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic. We add a little bit of olive oil to this trio and use it as a marinade to flavor so many things from carrots and chicken to potatoes and pork. And today I’m sharing a simple and incredible recipe for Lemon, Rosemary, & Garlic Grilled Pork Tenderloin.
- 2-3 lb pork tenderloin
- 1 lemon, juice & zest
- 3 small cloves garlic, minced
- 1 sprig rosemary, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl or ziplock bag, combine the olive oil, rosemary, garlic, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper. Add in the pork tenderloin. Let the pork marinade for 2-3 hours before grilling.
- Heat your grill to high. Or for charcoal, cook directly over hot, gray coals. Obviously, I recommend using a meat thermometer so you can be 100% sure your meat is cooked to perfection, but here is what my husband typically does. Grill the pork tenderloin for 6-8 minutes per side with the lid open. After turning meat the second time, shut the lid and cook for another 5-7 minutes with the lid closed. You will be cooking for a total of 17-25 minutes, depending on your piece of meat.
- Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing.