8/3/09

Mark's Pork Tenderloin


I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
Psalm 130:5

Brother Ken started a new sermon series yesterday on waiting for God. I know I will personally benefit greatly from these sermons, since I hate waiting. Larry, on-the-other-hand, is a great waiter. I often accuse him of being patient to a fault! The difference in the way each of us choose to do things, based on this ability to wait, shows up in all situations of life - including the way we prepare food.

Larry usually cooks for our Sunday school class a few times each year. Yesterday was one of those times. He decided to cook pork tenderloin and biscuits. After some serious consultation with "seasoned pork tenderloin grillers," Terry, Julie and Mark, Larry had his recipe, which included Lawry's Season Salt. Y'all know, Larry was elated when they told him to put some Lawry's up on that tenderloin!!! As I've shared before, Larry loves the Lawry's!!

Now that he had his recipe and instructions, Larry then had to decide how to cook the meat. Grilling generally takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Smoking takes from about an hour and a half to two hours. Me? - I'm heating that grill, Baby! Not Larry! He's up two hours early on a Sunday morning gettin' that smoker goin'!

Both, grilled and smoked, are delicious! We all loved Larry's smoked version and found it very moist and tasty!! His patience paid off, and we all benefited!! Thank you, Larry!!

Hungry Jack Frozen Biscuits

Piggly Wiggly had Hungry Jack's new frozen biscuits. We decided to give them a try! We thought they were slightly different from Mary B's and Pillsbury. Very good!! There are two versions: Southern Style and Buttermilk.

Lawry's Season Salt and Wham Seasoning

Pork Tenderloin and Biscuit


Mark's Pork Tenderloin

Preheat grill or oven to about 350 degrees. If smoking, prepare smoker according to manufacturer's directions.

Remove tenderloin from package; rinse and pat dry.

Sprinkle with Lawry's Season Salt and Willingham's Wham Seasoning World Champion Rub'n BBQ Spice.

Cook until a meat thermometer reaches at least 160 degrees. If cooking in the oven or on the grill, this should take about 30 - 45 minutes, depending on the size of the tenderloin. Smoking will probably take 1 1/2 - 2 hours, depending on the size of the tenderloin.

Remove from heat; wrap in foil and allow to sit for about 30 minutes before slicing!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm--a simple and delicious way to start any day! My mouth is watering--I LOVE pork tenderloin any way you cook it. My fave way is to salt and pepper it, grate a sweet onion and slather the meat w/ it and bake it for an hour and a half or so.

    I'm going to put bacon on the back burner the next time pork tenderloin goes on sale--I have to do this for breakfast one morning...yummy!

    ♥Susan

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