citrus marinated pork tenderloin

Categories: Meat, Posted by Sandy Bergsten


1 cup olive oil

1 head garlic peeled and crushed

2/3 cups fresh lemon juice

½ cup fresh lime juice

¾ cups fresh orange juice

¼ cup fresh basil leaves

¼ cup thyme sprigs

¼ cup of fresh cilantro

4 boneless pork tenderloins


Combine the olive oil, crushed garlic, juices and herbs. Put tenderloins in a large zip loc bag. Add the marinade. Seal removing the air. Marinate in the refrigerator for 24 turning bag over occasionally.

Remove tenderloins from marinade. Grill the pork for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Transfer to cutting board and let stand for 10 min.

Slice diagonally and serve with Citrus Reduction Sauce.

Serves 8


Citrus Reduction Sauce


2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1 cup of fresh orange juice

1 can chicken broth

1 cup heavy cream


Combine the juices in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Reduce to ¼ cup (be careful not to scorch the pan). Add the chicken broth and reduce to ½ cup. Add cream until simmer until slightly thickened, about one minute.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Can be made the day ahead. And gently warmed.

Makes 1 ½ cups

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