Monday, March 15, 2010

Yummy Pork Dinner

Tonight we are having a delightfully yummy pork tenderloin dinner. It is super easy to just put together a marinade early in the day, put in the pork, and have a tasty dinner to grill at the end of the day.

Serves 6 to 8.

2 pork tenderloins (12-16 oz. each)

1 can (6-oz.) pineapple juice (3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 cups peeled & cubed fresh pineapple (1-inch pieces)
6 to 8 wooden or metal skewers

Cooking Directions
Place pork tenderloins in resealable plastic bag; set aside.

In small bowl, combine marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate, or up to 24 hours to enhance flavor.

Preheat grill to medium-hot.

When ready to grill, remove pork from marinade and place on grill. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of pork is 160 degrees F.

Meanwhile, place the pineapple chunks on the skewer; place on grill during the last 6 minutes of grilling time, turning after 3 minutes.

To serve, slice pork into 1/2-inch slices (medallions) and serve with grilled pineapple.

We skipped the pineapple for tonight, but served with baked potatoes, it is amazing!!!