A popular cut for grilling, lean pork tenderloin cooks quickly. The key to excellent results is “not to overcook it,” scubadoo97 says; keep it pink in the center. You can grill it whole or butterflied, as in CHOW’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple and Peppers (pictured).
Spice-loving hounds rub tenderloins with jerk paste before grilling, and coll likes this chipotle-stuffed version. For sweeter results, scuzzo makes a simple marinade of 1/2 cup maple syrup and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
katcancook likes marinating each small tenderloin overnight in a mix of 1/4 cup each balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and fresh rosemary, with 2 tablespoons crushed black peppercorns and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. icey rubs tenderloins with whole-grain mustard, salt, pepper, and herbes de Provence, then cooks over indirect heat.
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