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Unread 08-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Pork Tenderloin- Marinade or Rub?

Which do you prefer to do on a pork tenderloin? Marinade it or rub it down or possibly both? Ill be grilling it on a holland grill.

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rub IMO, but i love a good rub. i rarely marinade anything though.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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Yeah sometimes I think marinade makes the pork too soft. takes away from the meat taste too imo.
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brine, then rub
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brine, then rub
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This then smoke.
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Unread 08-03-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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How do you brine? I don't have a smoker.
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just do a Google search on pork tenderloin and brine .

You ought to be able to use your grill to smoke meat .

If it has two burner or more you just light one side and put the meat on the other side then keep the lit side on sorta low and put a foil pack of wood chips on the lit side and you got a smoker .

Easy peasy.

Once again, just do a Google search on how to smoke on a gas grill .
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A basic brine is a standard formula of water, salt and sugar. Extras are added to taste.

http://www.food.com/recipe/alton-bro...r-roast-191816

http://bbq.about.com/cs/pork/a/aa011803a.htm
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Rub it lightly in olive oil and then in pork rub. Sear the outsides then cover and cook at a lower temperature until internal temperature is 145F. Let stand for a few minutes and slice. Meat will be a little pink inside and juicy. for all brown, go to 160F, but not above.
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I prefer a marinade based on Teryaki sauce. Have the recipe about a half page below on smoked pork loin. Have not found anyone yet that did not love it.
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for me, it depends on how i'm using it. If i'm smoking it for pulled pork, I like the rub. If i'm slicing, I prefer marinade. Of course, I usually slice my loin up, before cooking, into about 1" thick chops. Family loves them. marinade in beer, soy, teryaki, crushed garlic and onion.
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Ok making my brine tonight. How's this recipe. Water,salt,brown sugar, fresh garlic, black peppercorns, ground pepper, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, coriander seeds, curry powder. The. A nice sweet/spicy run on top.
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Ok making my brine tonight. How's this recipe. Water,salt,brown sugar, fresh garlic, black peppercorns, ground pepper, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, coriander seeds, curry powder. The. A nice sweet/spicy run on top.
Make sure you rinse it real well before you put the rub on.
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Why rinse it and not just pat it down real well with some paper towels then olive oil and the rub?
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generally you rinse after a brine to get rid of the surface salt, pat dry, then dry rub. There are plenty of variations though.

A marinade is not much good for a thick cut of meat but a proper bring will get all the way in.
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