Food is Medicine
Did you know that using different flavors in your foods can improve your health? Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that food is medicine and incorporates these five flavors in food and teas.
- Salty flavors such as soy sauce help regulate the kidney and bladder
- Pungent or Umami flavors in the soy sauce, garlic, and ginger aid the respiratory system
- Sour flavors (lime juice) help the liver and gallbladder and may counteract the effects of fatty foods
- Sweet flavor (honey) strengthens the digestive system
- Bitter (red pepper) helps reduce inflammation
Reason to Grill All Year
In addition to the health benefits, this recipe is delicious and easy. I love this cut of meat because it is often on sale, tender, and cooks quickly. Grilled pork tenderloin is suitable for any season or special occasion and goes with many delicious side dishes. Never again buy pre-marinated pork tenderloin at the grocery store. Use this recipe and grill all year long.
Place on preheated 400° grill. The meat is triangular-shaped or has three sides.
Cook for 7 minutes per side (3 sides) for 21 minutes total until themometer reads 145°.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin flavorful and healthy marinade
- Total Time: 2 hours 21 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce – see notes below for specific diet compliance*
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, optional
- Whisk marinade ingredients in a bowl to combine. Place the marinade in a zip lock bag or silicone bag with pork tenderloins. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours. Overnight marinating is ok.
- Preheat grill to 400°. Brush meat on all sides with oil. Discard the marinade.
- Grill whole tenderloins on medium-high at 400° for 21 minutes, turning every 7 minutes or until the meat thermometer registers 145°.
- Place meat on a cutting platter and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice into ¼ slices and sprinkle with Kosher salt. Serve with juices that seep out while cutting.
- Serve with Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage and Savory Kugel Pasta.
Note: *For a paleo diet, use soy sauce substitute coconut aminos; gluten-free diet use coconut aminos or gluten-free soy sauce or gluten-free tamari; SCD, use grain-free tamari in small amounts after symptoms have subsided.
- Prep Time: 120 min
- Cook Time: 21 minutes
- Category: Pork
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Classic
Keywords: easy, grilled pork, New Years Day Recipe
2 responses to “Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Flavorful & Healthy Marinade”
Can’t beat pork tenderloin on the grill. The marinade is the secret.
I couldn’t agree more. Glad the recipe is a hit.