I had a bit of beef tenderloin leftover from when I made Beef Tenderloin with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise, so I decided to make a quick marinade for it. This turned out really nice. We're big garlic lovers, and the citrus flavor from the lime zest and juice was a nice addition. I served this with some slices of watermelon and leftover Quinoa with Corn, Scallions, and Mint.
Garlicky Lime Marinated Grilled Beef Tenderloin
1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Add marinade ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Put beef in a large Ziploc bag and pour in marinade. Close bag, squeezing out as much air as possible, and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 1/2 hours.
Preheat grill. While it's getting hot, remove the meat from the refrigerator to take the chill off. When the grill is ready, remove meat from marinade and grill to the degree of doneness that you like.
Let meat rest for 10 minutes. Slice against the grain and enjoy!
Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars
Labels: beef, covelli, easy, garlic, grill, lime, marinade, marinate, tenderloin