One of My Favorite Grilling Recipes: Pork Tenderloin

Posted on 04 March 2009 by ChefBud

Today’s show was great: I cooked one of my favorite grilling recipes. below you will find all the recipes I covered on the show.


Cuban Mojo

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 TBSP garlic, minced
½ tsp cumin, toasted and ground
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup lime juice
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper, ground

Heat the olive oil, garlic and cumin over medium heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and let sauce cool to room temperature.

Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Preheat grill with lid closed and all burners on high until very hot. Scrape grill clean.
Rub pork with 2 TBSP of Cuban Mojo Sauce.
Grill pork for 3 minutes on four sides, until thickest part reaches 145⁰.
Place pork on plate, tent with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
Slice pork into ½ inch slices and serve.

Veggie Skewers

Vegetable Skewers

6 each small wooden skewers
1 each red, orange and gold pepper
1 each red onion
10 each crimini mushrooms
10 each small potatoes
6 each serrano chilies
3 each limes, cut in half
10 each tomatoes, cherry

Soak skewers in warm water.
Boil potatoes until just fork tender about 10 minutes.
Wash all veggies except mushrooms in cold water.
Brush any dirt off mushrooms with pastry brush.
Cut peppers and red onion into 1 inch squares (the same size as the tomatoes).
Build skewers with alternating colored veggies.
Brush skewered veggies with 3 TBSP of Mojo Sauce.
Grill for 5 minutes on each side (until they just begin to blacken a bit).

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. dhirsch Says:

    Great show!!


  2. KimViva Says:

    I totally posted my thoughts on another page. You can tell I’m a newbie, but anyway… I really enjoyed your show. Your recipes are easy for me to follow and look so good. My husband and toddler both loved the chicken recipe from last week and we’re looking forward to trying this one soon. 🙂

  3. seedoubleyou Says:

    Greetings Bud & Bud’s wife! Re: our twitter conversation, I was on the cusp of doing my atypical tenderloin, diced in a soy sauce bath with some kid-friendly seasonings when I was fortunate to be tweeted by @TheChefsWife and pointed in this direction.

    I used this recipe, though instead of grilling, I sauteed the pork in the sauce (the Weber is away for the winter!), then served it with some basmati and peas. Nothing too fancy as to appease the kids, but it was DELICIOUS nonetheless.

    Next time, I think i’m going to add a bit more garlic and OJ (I sort of fudged the measurements, artistic license?)… But otherwise, it was a very tasty replacement for “the usual”…


  4. Daddy Cakes® Says:

    Hey Chef Bud – Great Show and we can’t wait to make these skewers. Where do you find is the best place to buy meat from?

  5. Lauren Says:

    Hey there,

    I ended up here from some other site looking for a way to grill pork tenderloin. I have to say this was delicious regardless of my errors, but I want to let you know that the recipe is not written correctly! Because too many things did not make sense, I let the video play. I found that the olive oil does not go in with the cumin and pepper for 5 minutes (!!??!). Trusting the recipe I ended up with black crunchy dried up garlic pieces in an overcooked reduction kind of sauce. And, the recipe tells you to put the mojo sauce on the tenderloin before grilling!!! Please fix this, because I really think it’s a nice recipe.

  6. Lauren Says:

    I came from


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