Tequila Marinated Pork Tenderloin

  • Yield: 3
  • Servings: 3
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 35m
  • Ready In: 45m

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Tequila marinated pork tenderloin. Pork tenderloin marinated in tequila marinade and served with homemade spicy tropical salsa. Adapted from http://honestcooking.com/


  • zest of 1 lime
  • freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons clear honey
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • half of jalapeno pepper,thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 pound (480 g) pork tenderloin


Step 1

In a small mixing bowl,combine lime zest,juice and grated ginger.Stir well. Add remaining ingredients,except pork tenderloin and stir well to combine.

Step 2

Place meat into zip top bag. Pour tequila marinade over. Seal zip top bag tightly and refrigerate for 1-4 hours.

Step 3

Remove bag from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Drain the marinade. Place marinated pork tenderloin on a baking sheet.

Step 4

Preheat a grill to 450 F (225 C). Place marinated meat onto preheated grill and sear on one side for 5-6 minutes. Turn meat over and continue cooking for a further 5-6 minutes.

Step 5

Remove cooked pork tenderloin from the heat and transfer to cutting board. Cover pork with aluminum foil and set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Slice tequila marinated pork tenderloin into 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) slices. Serve with spicy tropical salsa.

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