Hickory Spiced Pork Tenderloin With Smoked Paprika And Sofrito Vinaigrette


The tenderloin comes from the full pork loin. It is one of the most tender and leanest cuts of pork. Typically, pork tenderloin weighs between ¾ and 1 ½ pounds.


  • 2 pork tenderloin (1 Pound Each)
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • marinade (2 Teaspoons Mccormicks Grill Mates Hickory Bbq, Mix, *)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion (Finely Diced)
  • 2 stalks celery (Finely Diced)
  • 1/2 cup roasted piquillo pepper (Or Roasted Red Pepper, Finely Diced)
  • 1/3 cup cava (Or Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Place pork tenderloins each on a large piece of plastic wrap. Combine salt, hickory marinade mix and smoked paprika. Stir in olive oil. Rub mixture evenly over each of the pork tenderloins. Wrap tenderloins in the plastic wrap. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, or in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.
  2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Unwrap pork. Grill tenderloins, uncovered, over direct heat for 20 minutes or until temperature reaches 145 degrees F., turning tenderloin over halfway during grilling. Transfer tenderloin to a cutting board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 5-10 minutes. To serve, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  3. For vinaigrette, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in large, heavy skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery and piquillo pepper. Cook over medium-low heat about 30 minutes or until onion is slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally.
  4. Transfer vegetable mixture to a medium bowl to cool. Stir together vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil and the mustard using a wire whisk. Pour vinegar mixture over vegetable mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Spoon over pork tenderloin and enjoy!
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