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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Peach Preserves

These bacon wrapped and peach glazed pork tenderloin medallions were just about as simple as it gets.  I really wish I had a good story to go along with this recipe just to make it interesting to read.  Alas, I all have is a really simple but impressive looking recipe. I found some individual serving […]

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with an Apricot Glaze

This was super simple, looked impressive and tasted great.  Went great with a little potato salad. The pork tenderloin was brined overnight (1 pint water, 2 Tbls kosher salt, 3 Tbls brown sugar), dried off and cooked on a hot grill with direct heat.  I didn’t add a rub…naked grilling going on here!  I let […]

Baked Pork Tenderloin with a Soy Marinade

This was another very tasty tenderloin that I cooked a few weeks ago.  There really isn’t anything remarkable about the recipe; it is a nice solid go-to sort of thing.  The main reason I am posting this one is to highlight one of the favorite things in my kitchen right now, a tube of pre-minced […]

Baked Pork Tenderloin with an Agave and Ginger Marinade

But first a picture of something I think is beautiful.  It tastes just like a white cauliflower but is so much prettier. I have been playing around with agave nectar for the past few weeks as a substitute for honey.  I’ve noticed that quite a few competitive bbq teams are using agave nectar in their […]

Pineapple Habanero Jerk Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

The Marinade ½ cup Jerk Pineapple Habanero BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate (Sweetwater Spice Company) ½ cup water Combine the BBQ bath and water in a 1 gallon Zip-Lock bag.  Add a tenderloin (silverskin removed) to the bag, expel as much air as possible, seal the bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for four hours.  […]

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese and Bacon

This weekend was a holiday and since I had the time I went a little over the top with this guy. The stuffing 8 oz portabella mushrooms 3 oz blue cheese 4 strips of cooked bacon I gave the mushrooms a rough chop and cooked them down with some olive oil, salt and pepper.  The […]

Baked Pork Tenderloin with a Honey Mustard Marinade

Here is another good way to cook a tenderloin; baked with an herbed honey mustard marinade. The marinade: 2 Tbls honey 2 Tbls Dijon mustard 2 Tbls olive oil 1 Tbls red wine vinegar 2 tsp Italian seasoning (dried marjoram, oregeno, etc) 3 Tbls water I pulsed the marinade with my hand blender to get […]

Baked Pork Tenderloin Coffee Rubbed and Hunky Brined

One of the fun things about pork tenderloins is that you get two in a pack. This lets you make two different recipes at once if you are experimentally inclined.   For the brine: I have a friend up in Michigan who sells some great brine mixes and dry rubs under the Mad Hunky brand […]

Pork Tenderloin Marinades

A great pork tenderloin marinade is as follows: ½ cup of Jack Daniels ½ cup of canola oil ½ cup Creole mustard ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp each of salt, black pepper and thyme If you are wary of a marinade with such a strong alcohol component then the next marinade is an excellent […]


Brine is a super charged flavor delivery vehicle that can work wonders on pork.  I consider a brine to be the ultimate marinade and will always use one on tenderloin if I have planned far enough in advance. In its most basic form a brine is simply salty water.  In order to balance out the […]

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