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I also halved the recipe et it marinate overnight cooked it in a 350 degree oven for about 45 mins. It was perfect -- so moist and tender. Plus the leftovers make great Greek pita sandwiches with lettuce tomatoes olives feta red onion pepperocini and greek dressing. Yum!
This is an extraordinary dish! I followed the recipe as directed and it turned out great! The taste of the lime on the pork is absolutely remarkable. I added extra marinade on top of the pork tenderloin before inserting it in the oven at 400 degrees Farenheit for 30 minutes and it turned out to perfection. (Since it's winter and quite cold here in Ottawa Canada I couldn't use my bbq so I used the oven instead). I served this great dish with Asiago toasted cheese puffs (see recipe on allrecipes.com) along with risotto with artichokes! What a great combination!
Bar none this is one of the tastiest ways to prepare pork tenderloin I have ever tried. I accidentally forgot to add the oregano and it was STILL just great. Next time of course I will try to remember the oregano! Per some of the other reviews I halved all the marinade ingredients and had plenty for 2 tenderloins. I used fresh lemon juice to make it "authentic" Greek rather than lime juice minced about 1/3 of the garlic for the marinade & made slits in the tenderloins & inserted the garlic slices. We cooked it on our gas grill over indirect heat for exactly 25 minutes (to 160 degrees) and it was superb! Thanks Dave for this keeper of a recipe.
Excellent marinade for pork tenderloin - however I cut the amount of marinade in half and it was plenty for 2 pound of pork. I used lemon juice instead of lime about 1/2 cup and cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp. I used only 2 Tbsp. of oregano. I added 1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce. I cut the pork into kabobs put everything into a ziploc bag and let it marinate all day. It grilled up perfectly and tasted great!
The thing I love most about this recipe is how well it freezes. It's great for bulk cooking. When the pork chops I like go on sale I buy a bunch for this recipe. I line up enough gallon-size zipper bags to put 4 or 5 chops in each bag then I make a half-recipe of the marinade in each bag and add the chops. I lay them flat in the fridge to marinate until the next day then I transfer them to the freezer. They make a nice quick meal just thaw and grill/broil. Truth be told I modify the recipe a bit. I use lemon juice instead of lime and use 3 generous Tbsp each of basil and oregano. I also use more garlic and mince it. Love it!
Very tasty. I'm allergic to pork so I used boneless skinless chicken breasts. Marinated them for about 5 hours starting from semi-frozen state. I think I'll marinate a little longer next time to bring out the lime. Will make again.
Good recipe with a few modifications. Makes way too much marinade - cut it in half and there is still more than enough for two whole tenderloins. I used lemon juice and reduced the amount of oregano. Also added fresh ground pepper to the marinade. Roasted uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Use an oven thermometer to get it perfect. If it's overcooked it dries right out.
I was never too sure about this recipe until I tasted it....Outstanding!
I cut the marinade in half as previous reviewers sugessted. Other suggestions:
- pour some olive oil on a paper towel to grease your grill grates. Grease just prior to putting meat on (use enough towels so you don't burn yourself!).
- use gallon ziploc freezer bags to marinate meat in. Turn over every hour or so.
- put a meat thermometer in center of one of the tenderloins after turning...should just reach 170 degrees when done.
- use fresh limes! (6 to 8 to get 7 ounces).
This came out DELICIOUS! I used minced garlic for the sliced and bottled key lime juice instead of the fresh as I didn't have any. My only reservation was the large quantity of grilled (and therefore slightly crunchy) oregano bits on the meat when we ate it. I think next time I would try to rinse them off with the marinade or use ground instead of chopped. (The recipe doesn't specify which to use.) To those who used lemon juice instead of lime and thought it was too tart OF COURSE IT WAS! If you don't make a recipe right don't give it a bad review!