Hickory Smoked Pork Tenderloin
A Pork tenderloin is extremely lean, low in carbohydrates (1 g for a 4 oz serving size), and very reasonably priced compared to other cuts of meat. I normally shop for all my meats at Costco. Their Swift Premium Pork Tenderloin comes packaged with two pouches and each pouch contains 2 tenderloins. The pouches are vacuum sealed which makes it easy to freeze one or both pouches until ready to be used.
Always trim any excess fat and silver skin from the pork tenderloins. Rubbed all sides of the tenderloins with roasted garlic extra virgin olive oil and seasoned using my Pork Dry Rub (page 169 of my cookbook, The Wood Pellet Smoker and Grill Cookbook). Wrap the tenderloins in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
Preheated my wood pellet smoker-grill (MAK 2 Star General) to 225ºF using cookinpellets.com Hickory pellets. I use a teflon grill mat to prevent the tenderloins from sticking to the grill grates. Smoked the pork tenderloins at 225ºF for about 2 hours until the internal temperature of the tenderloins at the thickest part reached 145ºF.