Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean that delicious. meals on the grill need to. This week at Smith’s you can get boneless pork tenderloins for Buy 1 Get 1 Free. This makes them under $3 a pound and this is my all-time-favorite cut of pork! This recipe for Lemon Basil Pork Tenderloin is the perfect meal that takes only a few minutes but looks way fancier than it really is. Smith’s also has these cute little fingerling potatoes on digital coupon for only $1.99. They are so tender, soft and take as long to cook as the pork takes to grill. This meal can come together in minutes but has the fresh flavors you want in a summer dish!
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- LEMON BASIL MARINADE:
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4-1/3 cup sugar
- 5-6 fresh basil leaves chopped
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup
- Dash of salt
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 boneless pork tenderloins
- Fresh basil for garnish
- In a bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients until smooth. You can add the ingredients in a blender if you wish or use a hand wand for ease. Add half of the marinade in a gallon ziploc bag and add the boneless tenderloins to the bag. Place in the fridge until ready to grill. Keep the extra marinade in the fridge until serving.
- When you are ready to grill the meat, remove the pork from the marinade and discard the remaining marinade. Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and place the tenderloins on the grill.
- Grill on all sides until the pork is lightly pink in the center but not cooked all the way through. Remove the pork from the grill and let rest on a plate for 5-10 minutes.
- When ready to serve, slice the pork tenderloin and place on a plate. Drizzle the rest of the marinade all over the pork and garnish with more fresh basil. Serve warm over rice or roasted potatoes.