Grilled Tuscan Pork Loin
Makes 6 servings
Free From gluten and all top 8 allergens
Enjoy summer dining al fresco with this Italian-inspired entrée. It pairs beautifully with panzanella (recipe coming later this week), a fresh tomato, basil and bread salad that can be prepared on the barbecue, right alongside the pork, with your favorite crusty gluten-free loaf. Also great with my Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad or my Allergy-Friendly Focaccia and simple greens.
2 1 lb pork tenderloins
1½ tbsp minced garlic (5 or 6 cloves)
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1½ tsp grated lemon zest
½ tsp rubbed sage
½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
¼ cup honey
1 tbsp kosher salt
few turns freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1. Rinse tenderloins and pat dry. Trim off silver membrane and place in a sealable 1-gallon plastic bag.
2. Combine garlic, rosemary, thyme, zest and sage in a small bowl. Whisk in lemon juice and honey until dissolved. Add salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Pour mixture into tenderloin bag. Squeeze out air and seal. Turn to ensure meat is well coated. Let marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or optimally overnight.
3. Remove pork from refrigerator. Heat grill on medium-high 10-15 minutes. Brush grates liberally with oil.
4. Pull tenderloins from marinade and place on preheated grill. Grill 4 minutes, lid closed, flip, grill 4 minutes, lid closed. Flip again, and grill 4 minutes, lid closed. Flip pork one more time, turn off heat, close lid and let rest on grill 6 minutes.
5. Transfer pork to a platter and let rest 5 minutes. Carve into ½-inch slices against the grain. It will be light pink in the center but well done on the ends. Serve with juices that have collected.
Grilled Tuscan Pork Loin © 2014 by Cybele Pascal
This recipe first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Allergic Living Magazine