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Get some Pork on your Fork!


Looking for an elegant but easy  – dinner on the grill?   One that’s quick enough for a weekday – but nice enough for company?  Try this  one (another go to for us!).
Fairly often Pork Tenderloin goes on sale around here, whenever it does I grab a few and keep them in the freezer, on hand for a quick meal.

One of our families fave’s is Crispy Grilled Pork Tenderloin, crispy on the outside but tender & juicy on the inside.

Crispy Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Pork Tenderloin**
  • Sesame Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or your choice)
  • 1-2 TB minced garlic.
  • 1/2 -1 tsp dried parsley
  • dash or 2 pepper
  • 1/2-1 tsp dried rosemary
  • or whatever other herbs you prefer ( Italian blend of spices is nice, or tried & true Salt & Pepper)

Sorry about the recycled pic – I realized after writing the post that my camera died and I couldn’t take a pic…

Mix all ingredients except pork into paste.  Rub into tenderloin.  Cook on bottom grill on high flame for 1 min per side (to crispen), reduce the flame and keep temperature at 400 degrees F move to top rack, close cover and roast until internal temperature is 160-165 degrees.   Dependent on how big your tenderloin is this may be anywhere from 25min-45min so keep an eye on it.  Occasionally base with more of the oil mixture.  Remove from heat, loosely cover in tinfoil and let sit for 10 min before slicing.

Serve with rice or quinoa, and fresh tomato salad.  Or make the entire meal on the grill!  Bake some cored apples (fill the core with butter and brown sugar for a treat) sprinkled with cinnamon and wrap in tinfoil and bake in the 400 degree BBQ with pork. At the same time, in a disposable tinfoil container, add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to some (preferably  local) new  potatoes  (cut up into smaller bite sized pieces), an onion (chopped), local peppers & mushrooms  (if desired) sprinkled with a little (Gluten Free) onion soup mix or onion & garlic powder & salt & pepper to taste, (cover with tinfoil), (or use market fresh sweet potatoes, carrots black beans, corn, and cumin & cinnamon), grilled asparagus (or peppers if not using in the potatoes), green garden or cabbage salad and dinner is served!  enJOY!

Optional sauce to serve with this on the side:  mix some fresh salsa, dijon mustard, minced garlic and sliced apples together and cook in disposable dish on top rack while pork is cooking.  The sharpness of the dijon makes a lovely contrast to the sweet apple and succulent pork.

Love to hear your comment s and feedback!.

** (dependent of number of people we feed 2 adult and 2 small kids with 1, if we cook 2, my husband gets a lunch for work and I get some to top a salad the next day)

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Fall in love with fall…veggies!


Did you miss me?  I knew you did!  The last month has been a whirlwind of activities! But have no fear I am back!

Nothing to me says fall like a Pork Roast, with autumn veggies cooked in the oven.  So good!   Today, once again I’m slightly short on time (and sane-ness!) so I thought I would post my favorite way to roast pork.  In fact I even have a picture of our dinner last night.  Normally I would add some peeled, cored & quartered baking apples (Mac’s are great for this (and only this or other baking dishes in my opinion but thats me) but any other type of apple will work), however my “little darlings” ahem said a little sarcastically – left me only 2 apples from the 1 & 1/2 bushel we picked – 1 with a bite out of it (why do children do that?) and one with a wormhole in it – so apples didn’t quite make it into this dish.

Applicious-Pork Roast
by Joy 

Roasted Pork Loin, with sweet & white potatoes, carrots & onions and apples

  • 5-7 LB Boneless Pork Loin – trimmed of fat
  • 1  container  of apple juice (low acid) – about 5 cups
  • 3 TB cinnamon – I love real cinnamon from Mexico but any cinnamon will do
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 TB Cumin

  • 1 TB nutmeg
  • 1-2 large sweet potatoes peeled & cut into chunks
  • 6-7 small white potatoes (we leave the skin on) or use new potatoes
  • 2 red onions quartered
  • 4 peeled carrots (organic are ideal)
  • 4-5 Apples – peeled, cored & quartered

Trim off all visible fat from pork. In a roast pan, place a roasting rack, spray with cooking spray. Place Meat, fat side down on rack, Place veggies & apples around meat. Sprinkle all seasoning on meat and veggies. Rub into meat.  Pour apple juice over veggies. Cover with lid or foil and bake at 325 for 20 min per pound or until the internal temperature is 160 -170.  Let pork rest for 15 min for juices to redistribute before carving.  My favourite part? Enjoy with family, friends and a glass of wine.

PSSSSSsssssss…. want a decadent treat this Thanksgiving weekend?  Check out my fellow blogger Dana’s “Hot Pink Apron”  ‘s recipe for Pumpkin Biscotti

Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner!