Looking for lean pork? This is about as good as it gets! Pork tenderloin is very flavorful without the fat so commonly associated with good taste. Dress it up with a little seasoning, don't over cook it and presto, you have a great meal. Lower the lights, pour the wine and enjoy the evening!
Begin with a great cut of meat and everything else just simply falls into place. Mix the following ingredients in a nonreactive bowl:
Two 1" pork loin chops (thick - no bone)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs light olive oil
2 Tbs fresh ground black pepper
1 Tbs lemon pepper
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
Anywhere from 1 to 3 hours before time for grilling, trim, clean and pat dry your chops (pork, that is). After mixing the ingredients, liberally coat all sides of the meat and then cover and place in the refrigerator. Fire up the grill and cook over a hot fire until done. We prefer an internal temperature of 150 degrees - so use your meat thermometer to reach that level without over cooking and making it dry and tough. Don't ruin this great cut of meat or the romantic evening!