Orange-Glazed, Pork Tenderloin with Italian Seasoning


Pork tenderloins turn out tasty and juicy when briefly brined, glazed with orange, and grilled over coals.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
28 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 23 mins
6 (5-ounce) servings


  • ½ cup kosher salt

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1 quart water

  • 2 (1 pound) pork tenderloins

  • ½ cup orange juice concentrate, thawed

  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning


  1. Dissolve salt and sugar in 1 quart of water in a bowl. Add meat and let stand 45 minutes. Rinse, then pat dry.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small pan, reduce orange concentrate by half over low heat. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning. Brush pork with glaze and set aside.

  3. Either build a charcoal fire in half the grill or turn gas grill burners on high for 10 minutes. Lubricate hot grill rack with an oil-soaked rag using tongs.

  4. Place tenderloins on hot grill rack and close lid; grill until well-seared, about 7 minutes. Turn meat and close lid; grill until well-seared on second side, about 6 minutes longer. Turn off gas grill (or move meat to the charcoal grill's cooler side) and let tenderloins sit in covered until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees (63 degrees C) on a meat thermometer, about 5 minutes longer.


Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
4g Fat
27g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 7648mg 333%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 556mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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