This Pork Tenderloin Marinade is made with fresh and brilliant flavors like lemon, garlic, and rosemary. It has a Mediterranean spirit, and only requires a handful of minutes to make!
It’s incredible how much taste 5 elements can deliver to a dish.
Almost everything in this marinade is totally available and easy to place with each other, but covers fairly a few flavor notes and aromas.
This marinade is reminiscent of a classic Greek Pork Souvlaki, but with a couple of subtle modifications.
First, rosemary is the star herb, alternatively of oregano. Rosemary is my preferred herb flavor affinity with pork, and it performs so nicely with the garlic and lemon.
I also go a bit stronger with the lemon here, each in the ratio of lemon juice to olive oil that’s normal in a marinade, and incorporating the exceptionally aromatic and flavorful lemon zest to the mix.
A touch of Dijon mustard also assists emulsify the components and brings in another of pork’s strongest taste affinities.
Ideally it’s greatest to marinade this pork for a couple hrs, but you can also allow it go overnight. The marinade is not so acidic that the pork dangers going mealy.
And as far as in fact creating the marinade, it only takes about 5 minutes. Straightforward, straightforward!
How to Make Pork Tenderloin Marinade:
In a bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh lemon zest, chopped rosemary, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper:
This is a single of these cases the place you want to use a wonderful good quality further virgin olive oil, and not the refined and flavorless things. I like the two California Olive Ranch and Trader Joe’s Kalamata olive oil.
Whisk to combine:
I like to place the marinade in a zip prime bag with two pork tenderloin pieces, and pop it into the fridge for a couple hrs.
Then I cook the pork tenderloin employing this Roasted Pork Tenderloin technique, but you could also throw it on the grill.
For other pork marinades, you can use the very same marinades as this Chipotle Shrimp (marinate for 2 hrs), or this Korean Kalbi Beef (marinate for 2 hrs as effectively). Pork tenderloin takes nicely to so numerous diverse taste themes. Get pleasure from!