Grapefruit and Lime Pork Tenderloin



1-1/4 – 1-1/2 pound pork tenderloin
2 limes, zest and juice
1 grapefruit, zest and juice
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, basil, thyme, chili powder and garlic powder. Set aside.
  2. Place tenderloin in a shallow dish to marinate. Zest lime and grapefruit over tenderloin and then squeeze the juice of the limes and grapefruit over the pork.
  3. Sprinkle spice mixture over entire tenderloin and let marinate 30 to 90 minutes in the refrigerator. Remove from fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet. Brown pork on both sides for 3-4 minutes per side.
  6. Place skillet into preheated oven and cook for 25-35 minutes, until internal temperature reads 145 degrees.


Until next time, Kris