101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin

Friday, September 10, 2010

Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin from 101 Cooking For Two
"Simplify, Simplify" to quote Henry David Thoreau. A smart guy so I followed his advice, I simplified a rub for a pork tenderloin with wonderful results.

The recipes I like the most are simple and quick. The spice I seem to like the most on my grilled meat is paprika. My wife loves garlic (me too). I decide that was all that was needed for a quick pork tenderloin. Somewhat like my Grilled Paprika-Garlic Split Chicken Breasts being simple and quick.


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Notes: I had a "skinny" pork tenderloin. I turned on the grill with chips in the smoker and spent 10 minutes doing the trimming, mixing spices and rubbing. By then the chips were smoking well and it only took 20 more minutes to cook to 160. As I mentioned before, I usually don't soak my chips if I only want some for 20-30 minutes. You can skip the smoke but it does add something.

Tools: Clean gas grill. Smoking box (optional)

Ingredients:
1 pork tenderloin
1 t olive oil
1 handful hickory smoking chips (optional)
Rub
1 T smoked paprika
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 t pepper

Instructions:

1) Add wood chips in smoking box (optional). Preheat grill on high, clean and oil grates.
2) Trim pork tenderloin of silver skin and any trim-able fat.
3) Mix rub in small bowl. Brush tenderloin with a light coat of oil. Apply rub on all surfaces.
4) Grill over high direct heat turning every 5-6 minutes until temp of 160. It only took 20 minutes for my skinny tenderloin. If you have a thick one, I would decrease the heat to medium and expect about 30 minutes.




Grilled Smoked Paprika Pork Tenderloin


"Simplify, Simplify" to quote Henry David Thoreau. A smart guy so I followed his advice, I simplified a rub for a pork tenderloin with wonderful results. The recipes I like the most are simple and quick. The spice I seem to like the most on my grilled meat is paprika. My wife loves garlic (me too). I decide that was all that was needed for a quick pork tenderloin. Somewhat like my Grilled Paprika-Garlic Split Chicken Breasts being simple and quick.
Ingredients
1 pork tenderloin1 t olive oil1 handful hickory smoking chips (optional) Rub1 T smoked paprika1 t garlic powder1/2 t kosher salt1/4 t pepper
Instructions
1) Add wood chips in smoking box (optional). Preheat grill on high, clean and oil grates. 2) Trim pork tenderloin of silver skin and any trim-able fat.3) Mix rub in small bowl. Brush tenderloin with a light coat of oil. Apply rub on all surfaces.4) Grill over high direct heat turning every 5-6 minutes until temp of 160. It only took 20 minutes for my skinny tenderloin. If you have a thick one, I would decrease the heat to medium and expect about 30 minutes.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Updated

June 23, 2013

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3 Comments:

At September 12, 2010 at 7:32 AM , Blogger Chris said...

KISS works great on a grill. I like the simple rub. Easy yet it still brings a nice flavor combo.

 
At September 12, 2010 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Dr Dan said...

KISS almost always works best.

 
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