Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple Sage Sauce
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Karen Shinto
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 30 mins
AuthorAdeena Sussman,
Time: 30 minutes. If you have time, marinate the pork up to a few hours for a richer, more complex flavor. Serve with sautéed brussels sprouts and mashed sweet potatoes for an ideal autumn meal.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). Whisk together 1/2 cup cider, the vinegar, oil, shallot, salt, and 1 tbsp. sage in a large bowl. Add pork pieces to bowl and set aside.

Step 2
2

When grill is hot, remove pork, reserving marinade, and cook, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of meat reads 150°, about 20 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to rest.

Step 3
3

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring marinade and remaining 1/2 cup cider to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half, 6 to 7 minutes. During last minute, whisk in butter.

Step 4
4

Cut pork into 1/4-in. slices, drizzle portions with sauce, and sprinkle with remaining sage.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1 cup apple cider, divided
 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 tablespoon minced shallot
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves, divided
 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb.), cut in half crosswise
 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

Step 1
1

Prepare a grill for medium heat (350° to 450°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). Whisk together 1/2 cup cider, the vinegar, oil, shallot, salt, and 1 tbsp. sage in a large bowl. Add pork pieces to bowl and set aside.

Step 2
2

When grill is hot, remove pork, reserving marinade, and cook, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of meat reads 150°, about 20 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to rest.

Step 3
3

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring marinade and remaining 1/2 cup cider to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half, 6 to 7 minutes. During last minute, whisk in butter.

Step 4
4

Cut pork into 1/4-in. slices, drizzle portions with sauce, and sprinkle with remaining sage.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Apple Sage Sauce