Grilled Garlic Pork Tenderloin

"A great marinade for pork. The marinating could be done for a shorter time, but I love the flavor it gets after sitting that long."
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Ready In:
24hrs 15mins




  • Put all ingredients except pork in a blender or food processeor with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Blend.
  • Put the pork in a sealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it.
  • Put in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, turning occassionally.
  • Let pork stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Cook over prepared grill turning every 5 minutes until it registers 160 on a meat thermometer (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Questions & Replies

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  1. sweetnlowliny
    Wouldn't the lime juice start cooking the pork after all that marinating time?
  2. ImASweetP
    What temp for oven and how many min.
  3. jeo827
    Can this pork be oven roasted? If so, what temp, and for how long?
  4. ktfoxz
    What temperature is your prepared grill, hot, medium, low, direct heat, or indirect? Thank you
  5. Deborah G.
    1-2 days to marinade? Sounds like a long time. Wouldnt the pirk be just about cooked at that point?


  1. Charlotte J
    People, this is exceptional!! The flavor is so magnificent you MUST try this. I did not change anything. I had five Iowa Pork Chops that I marinated overnight. I can only imagine what the flavor would be like after 2 days in the marinade!!! Rodger did not say how much cayenne pepper to use so I added ½ teaspoon. Rodger thank you for sharing this, it has become a family favorite!!! I keep my gingerroot in the freezer I think it grates easier.
  2. Susan H.
    Oh My Goodness, Gracious! This was WONDERFUL. Made 4 tenderloins so we would have lots of leftovers with 1.5 times the marinate. Left in the fridge overnight and cooked 4 minutes on all four sides of the meat (total of 16 minutes with the lid closed on the grill). Rested for 10 minutes. Came out perfect, blush pink in the middle, juicy and fork tender. No need to grate the ginger root if you use a food processor. My family RAVED. Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Nimz_
    This was just excellent. I was able to marinate mine for 2 days and it was melt in your mouth juicy and oh so flavorful. The wind was blowing too hard to grill so I baked mine for 40 minutes at 350 and broiled it for 5 minutes longer to brown well. Excellent. Thanks for sharing. :)
  4. Chef MrsRev
    So tender and juicy! I was only able to marinate it for about four hours and it was amazing. I can only imagine how much better it would be after 24 hours. The kids gobbled it up and went for seconds and thirds! This is definitely a keeper - thank you Rodger!
  5. Baby Kato
    This was excellant Rodger...thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. I let the tenderloin marinade in the fridge for three days. Then I barbequed it, turning the tenderloin every 5 minutes for 30 minutes. The crusty pork was so flavourful, tender and moist.


  1. jcoseo
    used apple cider vinegar instead of lime juice l. very good
  2. ebier
    YUM! We made this for our housewarming cookout and everyone loved it! Looking for a last-minute recipe, I only marinated it about an hour and it was still fantastic! It was very moist and flavorful. I didn't have cayenne and I used minced garlic from a jar and ground ginger instead of ginger root. I might just make this again tonight!
  3. Liza at
    We loved this! It was very juicy and has a nice tangy flavor. This was our first foray into grilling pork tenderloin instead of roasting it in the oven and we are thrilled with our first try! Thanks for a great marinade and easy recipe!
  4. skinny marie
    delicious! I doubled the garlic and added some tobasco and let it marinate for 2 days. Grilled it on medium high for 20 minutes and it was perfect. next time I will try Orange Juice instead of Lime juice. Great marindate.



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