Tea-Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Tea-Smoked Tenderloins(submitted by Justin Brunson from Masterpiece Deli)

  • Brine
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs mustard seed
  • 1 Tbs black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbs coriander seed
  • 4 bays leaves
  • 1 cup black tea

Mix all ingredients into a pot bring to boil strain and cool. Add 6 pork tenderloins and brine for 8 hrs remove pork from brine and let air dry for 12 hours on a rack inside the refrigerator. This will allow for the smoke to stick to the pork.

Tea Smoking

1 cup black tea
.5 cup white sugar
.5 cup kosher salt

Mix ingredients in bowl, Then make a packet with two layers of tin foil. Put smoking mixture into the tin foil packet and poke holes in top of packet. Use the packet on your charcoal grill or put it directly on top of your heating element of you smoker. Do not try this in an inside oven!