Tasty Pork Tenderloin Marinade Recipe

The other day I threw together a marinade for some Pork Tenderloin (Premium Swift from Costco – great deal) with some miscellaneous items I had around the kitchen. It ended up turning out really tender and quite tasty. I’m not a big believer in measuring at least in instances like this. Cookies or something like that sure you need specific quantities. But when doing marinades or soups etc I just go by the seat of my pants. So the measurements below are best guesses. I thawed half of the tenderloin (comes in two packs, with two pieces per pack) and placed in a large zip lock. I then proceeded to add the following ingredients to the bag and let it marinate for about 6 hours in the refrigerator:

  • Pomegranate Juice (1-2 cups enough to cover the Tenderloins thoroughly)
  • Balsamic Vinegar (maybe 1/8 cup, just enough to introduce some acidity and tartness. Should help tenderize the meat too)
  • Olive Oil (couple Tbsp)
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt (1-2 Tbsp)
  • Garlic powder (1-2 Tbsp)
  • Onion powder (1-2 Tbsp
  • Pinch of salt (Literal just a small pinch of pink sea salt from Costco. Already have salt from the Lawry’s)
  • Fresh Rosemary (4-5 twigs from the backyard)

As mentioned previously, the tenderloin and all these ingredients went into a large zip lock bag. I mixed everything together to make sure the loins where nicely covered and then put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours. Cooked on a gas grill outside to about 160 degrees internal temp with a nice sear on the meat. And below is a picture of one the two pieces of tenderloin. Bon Appetit!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled/Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Pete Strayer

About Pete Strayer

Setting aside aspirations to become a professional bass fisherman or race car driver, Pete Strayer instead opted for the glorious career as an EPM consultant. When he’s not making his dad’s secret sloppy joe recipe, you’ll likely find him creating some MDX calculations or exploring new possibilities with Oracle Data Integrator. An Arizona native, Pete’s hobbies include eating (especially pizza or Mexican food), fast cars, HPDE events (google it) and spending time with his family.

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