Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gluten Free Lemon-Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Before I discuss dinner, I feel it is my duty as a Paramedic to share some basic precautions to take in regards to the worsening Swine Flu (H1N1) outbreak. First and foremost, the single best preventative step in controlling the spread of illness is to wash your hands thoroughly with warm soap and water. Secondly, avoid risky behaviours. In other words:

In all seriousness, I am kicking myself for not having a great Cinco De Mayo meal to post. My wife and I eat Mexican food on such a regular basis, I didn't even think to create something special for tonight. Instead, I have a simple meal full of flavor to present. I purchased a Hormel Lemon-Garlic Pork Tenderloin. Obviously the meat is gluten free but I wasn't sure about the lemon-garlic sauce. As I flipped the package over to read the ingredient list, I noticed a "gluten free" statement next to the ingredient list. It seems each day the world of gluten free living is getting just a little easier.

I didn't add any additional seasoning to the tenderloin. I did however cook it on my BBQ to impart a good smoky flavor to it. Recommended cooking time and temperature is 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes per pound until reaching an internal temperature of 160 degrees F

I served the tenderloin with buttered rice with scallions and steamed vegetables. Enjoy!!!


  1. Oh, wow! I am going to have to check this out, and I don't mean kissing pigs although as a mother of three boys I've seen worse... Ugh

  2. Last time I looked at the ingredients label on those tenderloins,it didn't say gluten free. Guess I need to look again on many items. Things are always changing in the gluten-free world.

  3. I just shared that picture with many many friends. Om my it made me laugh. Every time I go to the store I pick up and read ingredients, even on items I regularly buy. They are always changing, sometimes for the better, sometimes so I can't eat them anymore. It's a good idea to check often. Love the cook it on the BBQ twist. I might not have done that with a pre-flavored cut.

  4. Looks good! The tenderloin, not the kissing-the-pig picture, lol!

    I've been finding a lot of Hormel products to be gluten free lately.

  5. I remember Hormel pepperoni being one of the first mainstream products to state gluten-free. I'm glad they are expanding that practice.

    The pork look delicious!

  6. That looks great! I really like tenderloin, but I've never cooked it myself. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. We've bought these for awhile and just noticed the gluten-free label the other day too. There used to be some that weren't gluten-free and now a lot of them look like they are. They must have adapted their recipes.

    We grilled one of the BBQ ones on the BBQ. I thought I preferred them baked but it was even better on the grill.

  8. I didn't realize those pork loins were gluten free. Thanks for letting us know. I'll have to check that out.