Sage & Garlic Grilled Pork Tenderloin – A Very Merry Grilled Christmas!

With only a week left till Christmas, it's a mad dash to finish the shopping while navigating the plethora of holiday parties and events. Sometimes slowing down a bit is a healthier and more sane way to spend this wonderful time of year, and relaxing at your grill is just the ticket. A Very Merry Grilled Christmas continues with Sage & Garlic Grilled Pork Tenderloin, a quick and easy way to whip up an elegant meal for the big day. Featuring a sage and garlic marinade, this tenderloin finishes moist, aromatic, and savory.

The marinade is a simple combination of fresh sage, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper that adds the perfect flavor profile to an excellent cut of pork. After marinating a long time, the pork will be infused with enough moisture and flavor to grill up in a relatively short amount of time. With an easy recipe and a short time on the grill, this dish is also perfect for a delicious weeknight meal. This time of year needs to be savored and not lost in the hustle and bustle of trying to get everything done. Take a breath, put on a holiday movie, and slow down with your grill for A Very Merry Grilled Christmas.

Serves 8-10

Sage & Garlic Grilled Pork Tenderloin Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup loosely packed chopped fresh sage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper

Sage & Garlic Grilled Pork Tenderloin Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, sage, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Clean pork tenderloin of any connective tissue or "silver skin" and slather the sage and garlic mixture over pork tenderloins, pressing firmly into the meat. Place in a large plastic bag or on a plate covered with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 48 hours.
  3. Grease grill and preheat to medium.
  4. Place tenderloins on grill and grill for about 8 minutes on each side until an internal temperature of 150°F is reached, rotating tenderloins 90° on each side.
  5. Let pork sit for at least 3 minutes before slicing and serving.

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