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Grilled pork tenderloin sliced and on a platter

Grilled Pork Tenderloin flavorful and healthy marinade

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  • Author: Karen
  • Prep Time: 120 min
  • Cook Time: 21 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 21 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Classic


Grilled pork tenderloin – marinate pork tenderloin in soy sauce, lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic, and red pepper to deliver a complex seasoning combination.  This tasty marinade hits all five flavors: salt, savory/umami, sour, sweet, and bitter, which enhances this tender cut of meat.


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  • 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


  • 1 package pork tenderloin – usually 2 loins per package (approximately 2.5 pounds); see photo; do not use pork loin
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


  1. 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.
  2. Preheat grill to 400°. Brush meat on all sides with oil. Discard the marinade.
  3. Grill whole tenderloins on medium-high at 400° for 21 minutes, turning every 7 minutes or until the meat thermometer registers 145°.
  4.  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.
  5. 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.

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