Alton Brown's Grilled Pork Tenderloin by Platter Talk
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Alton Brown's Grilled Pork Tenderloin on Platter Talk

This grilled pork recipe is adapted from Alton Brown.
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Grill
Cuisine: Summer
Keyword: grilled pork, grilled pork tenderloin
Servings: 4
Calories: 623kcal
Author: Dan from Platter Talk


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin approximately 1 pound
  • 1 lime zest finely grated
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
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  • Place the lime zest, lime juice, honey, salt, and garlic powder in a small, lidded jar and shake to combine. Pour half of the marinade mixture into a 1-gallon resealable bag, add the chipotle pepper, and move around to combine. Add the pork tenderloin to the bag and seal, removing as much air as possible and place in a container to catch any leaks. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, rotating the bag halfway through the time. Place the remaining marinade in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the bag and allow to sit at room temperature while preparing the grill. Remove the reserved marinade from the refrigerator.
  • Brush the grill with vegetable oil then heat grill to medium high setting.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the bag, cut into 3 inch slices, then butterfly those in half.
  • Place butterflied portions in the center of grate. Discard bag with marinade. Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes, turn 90 degrees to mark, and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Flip pieces on opposite side and repeat process.
  • The pork should reach an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
  • Remove the tenderloin from the grill and place on a large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil folded at the edges to create a basket, and pour on the reserved marinade. Wrap tightly and rest for 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 93g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 1109mg | Potassium: 1810mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 4.6mg