Orange Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Servings 6 people


  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 1/2 cups frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
  • 1 pound pork tenderloins
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • olive oil


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Let pork sit in the brine for 45 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, dissolve salt and sugar in the water; add tenderloins and let stand for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cook orange juice concentrate over low heat until reduced by half; stir in garlic and Italian seasoning; remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove pork from brine; rinse and pat dry then brush pork with orange glaze; set aside.
  • Preheat outdoor grill and coat the rack with a little olive oil. Place tenderloins on the hot grill rack, close lid and grill until well-seared, about 7 minutes.
  • Turn tenderloins then close lid and grill until well-seared on the second side, about 6 minutes longer.
  • Turn off the gas grill (or move the tenderloins to the cooler side of a charcoal grill); cover them and allow them to sit until a meat thermometer reads 150 degrees, about 5 minutes longer.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed new potatoes and steamed broccoli spears. VEGETARIAN: Instead of pork, use a faux roast (such as Quorn). KOSHER: Use a kosher beef roast instead of pork. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure Italian seasoning is gluten-free. NUTRITION: Per Serving: 288 Calories; 5g Fat; 32g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 98mg Cholesterol; 7602mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; ½ Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 7
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