Lemon-Thyme Infused Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Melted butter mixed with thyme and lemon makes for super-juicy and tender pork. The trick is in injecting the mixture into the tenderloin. Recipe provided by Judy Armstrong, first runner-up of King of the Grill recipe contest.
Melted butter mixed with thyme and lemon makes for super-juicy and tender pork. The trick is in injecting the mixture into the tenderloin. Recipe provided by Judy Armstrong, first runner-up of King of the Grill recipe contest.

Lemon-Thyme Infused Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time
20

MINUTES

20 minutes
Cook Time
28

MINUTES

28 minutes
Serves
4

Calories
177

  • Calories177
  • Total Fat9 g
  • Cholesterol81 mg
  • Sodium920 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate1 g
  • Protein22 g

Ingredients

  • 1 pound

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoon thyme leaves, fresh

  • 2 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon zest, thyme, garlic, cayenne, paprika and salt. Pour the lemon-thyme mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Fill a meat injector with half the mixture and inject it into the center of the tenderloin in four different areas.
  • Place tenderloin on grill. Cook 10 minutes, brushing frequently with remaining lemon-thyme mixture. Turn tenderloin, brush with lemon-thyme mixture and continue grilling an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until done (internal temp 155°F).
  • Let tenderloin set 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • Garnish tenderloin with fresh thyme sprigs and lemon slices.

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