Pork Tenderloin - attempt #1

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sumosmoke, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    After a year of smokes under my belt I figured it's time to dedicate this year to smoking new things that are a bit more delicate than butts and brisket.

    Behold, the pork tenderloin. I thought I bought two nice size loins but when I opened the first package there were two of them in there (nice surprise). Both loins went into a mojo marinade for 4 hours. Wrapped the loins in bacon and fed them to Lala at an internal temp of 230. Used a combo of pecan and cherry to kiss these beauties and pulled when the meat hit an internal temp of 160.

    They were placed in a pan and let to rest for an hour. When I sliced them up they were exactly the texture I was looking for, soft and juicy.

    Here's some pics of my first, and definitely not my last, pork tenderloin smoke. Thanks for taking a peek!

    Packaged loins


    Resting in mojo marinade for 4 hours


    Bacon wrapped and into Lala


    Halfway through smoke


    Finished and sliced
     
  2. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good to me. Nice tenderloins.
     
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, Laurel. I love pork tenderloins. [​IMG]
     
  4. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Between the pork tenderloins and the ribs that you did (separate post), I don't know which one looks better. Fantastic smoke!

    BBQ Eng.
     
  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking loins! Thanks for the Qview.
     
  6. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Great Job, Excellent Q-View


    I Love me some tenderloins
     
  7. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are NICE! Haven't thought about doing a tenderloin yet...another + on the (to) smoke list.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Eric
     
  8. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeet!
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