I have the absolute worst time cooking pork. Every time I try, it comes out flavorless and tough. Like you could chew one piece for 15 minutes and still struggle to get it down. Anyone else?! Most times my “pork dish” consists of hot dogs, and I call that a super success.
But I had this epiphany lately…I’m not marinating it and giving it enough flavor to warrant anything better than tire rubber! I need to give it flavor and juice to MAKE it flavorful and juicy. AHHHH!! I feel like the angels above are shining their lights on me over this new revelation in my life!
So I went to work thinking about all the flavors that I love and created a marinade that is a little sweet and a little spice, teamed up with my all-time favorite…garlic! Throw it on the grill and what comes out is a little slice of heaven. Husband, kids, and even picky ‘ol me gobbled this dish up! This sweet little summer grilling recipe is going in my recipe arsenal allll summer long!
1 lb. pork tenderloin
1 tsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 cup sriracha
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 tsp kosher salt
Optional: Basil, or other favorite chopped herb
- Heat grill to medium to medium high heat. While grill is preheating, mix vegetable oil, diced garlic, lemon juice and zest, sriracha, honey, and kosher salt in a large Ziploc bag. I put all ingredients inside, sealed it, and use my hands to squish the ingredients together in the bag.
- Open Ziploc bag and place pork tenderloin inside. Close the bag and squish the bag again to completely coat the tenderloin.
- As the grill is finishing preheating, let the tenderloin sit in the marinade. Allow to sit for up to 30 minutes, if desired.
- Place tenderloin on the grill and cook for 7-8 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
- Take pork off grill and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Serve with your favorite chopped herb. I used chopped basil for a little added flavor. ENJOY!