Aug 15
Island Pork Tenderloin1 Comment

Another day and another grilling recipe for you, I told you I was savoring every last bit of this summer weather! We have been absolutely loving pork tenderloin this summer and I have been trying my best to make it in many different ways. This particular recipe was awesome, it had a nice sweet and spicy taste to it. You end up rubbing the tenderloin with a concoction of savory spices and then add on a sugary, heat-filled glaze. Darling hubby took the reigns on grilling this one so you can see the method he used below. Alternatively, you can make this pork in the oven as well. Give it a good sear on the stove-top in an oven safe skillet, then roast until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees. I can guarantee once we are force indoors, we will be making this over and over again!

Island Pork Tenderloin

For spice rub:
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins (2 ¼ – 2 ½ lbs total) trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil

For Glaze:
¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp Tabasco

What you’ll do: Stir the spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl and rub all over the pork. 

Stir together brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco in a small bowl.  Pat the mixture on top of the pork.  The rest of the recipe is in the writing of my hubby Blair.

Let me introduce you to the “7-6-5” method of grilling pork tenderloin. I stumbled upon this method after a quick Google search and found it to be an extremely simple and easy way of producing the perfect pork tenderloin. First, preheat the grill on high heat for roughly 10 min. Move the pork tenderloin onto the grill and cook it for 7 min with the grill cover closed.  Next, flip the pork and grill for an additional 6 minutes with the lid closed. Then, simply turn the burners off and allow the pork to sit for 5 minutes while the lid remains closed.  At this point the meat should read 140°, but you can leave the pork on the grill for a few extra minutes if it is not quite done. Remove the pork from heat, and allow it to sit for at least 5 minutes.  This worked beautifully for me and I hope it works for you.

Source: Gourmet Cookbook via Little B Cooks
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One Response to Island Pork Tenderloin

  1. Pork tenderloin is one of the few proteins my kids will eat. I need some new recipes to change things up a bit. Well, for me at least. 😀 This looks delicious!

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