Thursday, March 26, 2009

Marinated and Grilled Pork Tenderloin

1 pork tenderloin (about 12 ounces)

1/2 cup soy sauce
2 oranges, juiced
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon minced garlic

1. Combine marinade ingredients in measuring cup and stir to combine.

2. Place the pork tenderloin in a plastic, sealable bag. Pour marinade over the tenderloin and seal bag. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator or all day before evening preparation.

3. Preheat an outdoor grill or preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

4. Remove pork tenderloin from marinade. Place tenderloin in foil and onto grill or into oven. If you cook it in the oven, be sure to place the tenderloin inside a pan or dish after putting it in aluminum foil, so the juices don't leak out into the bottom of your stove.

5. Grill tenderloin until cooked through, about 30 minutes to 40 minutes over medium heat. Or roast in oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Allow meat to rest about 10 minutes before cutting into 2-inch serving pieces.

**This recipe is one of Paula Dean's and it turned out great! I chose to grill the tenderloin and it turned out fantastic! There is something about the "grilled" taste that just makes the meat that much better! Be careful not to overcook the meat, to prevent it from drying out. Enjoy!

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