This delicious Pork Tenderloin Marinade has a Mediterranean spirit, with olive oil, lemon, and garlic. It only takes a few minutes to make!
1/4cupextra virgin olive oil
1/4cupfreshly squeezed lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
5large garlic clovespressed (about 2 tbsp)
5sprigs fresh rosemaryminced (about 2 tbsp)
1/4tspfreshly ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a bowl, and whisk to combine.
The marinade is now ready to be used. I find it's the optimal amount for 2 standard pork tenderloins (about 2.5 pounds total). Place the marinade and pork in a zip top bag for about 2 hours**.
Remove the pork from the marinade, then cook as desired. I like to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin, but you can also grill the pork. Enjoy!
*I still add an additional sprinkle of salt to the outside of the pork before I cook it.**The pork can marinate overnight as well. I have found that the marinade is not acidic enough that the pork risks getting mushy, even after an overnight marinade.