Pineapple Jerk Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Pineapple Jerk Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Don’t even get me started on how it’s already half way through August. I can’t even.

It feels like I just moved to Tampa in February, but it’s already been 6 months. It’s just crazy. Time flies when you’re having fun at the beach.

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In years past, hitting August would fill me with panic as it meant that summer was almost over and cooler weather would be setting it. I felt I had not yet had my fill of hot summer days, long nights, the hum of the AC, grilling, cold beers at the patio table, and trips to the beach. I loved fall but summer is when I feel like myself. When I can breathe, even when it’s so hot outside that you can barely breathe.

But now that we are here in Florida I don’t have to fear mid August. I am enjoying it because it doesn’t mean that there will be an option of snow arriving in 2 1/2 months. Yep, earlier recorded measurable snowfall in Boston was October 29th 2005. So yeah, I am glad to be done with that.

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But here’s the thing, no matter where you are or when it gets cold, there always is time to grill. So grill this weekend. Grill in 2 weeks. Shoot! Dust off the snow on the grill!

This Pineapple Jerk Grilled Pork Tenderloin is such a great option too! It’s a nice lean cut of meat that is quick to grill so it’s perfect for a week night meal. Want to enjoy it this week? Then marinate it while at work, once you get home take it out of the fridge to come to room temperature while you prepare the sides (while enjoying a glass of wine!) and heat up the grill. In no time you can have this dinner ready!

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Pork Tenderloin is one of my favorite meats to grill up. Burgers are great. Chicken is great. But there is just something that I love about grilling up a pork tenderloin. I think it really is about giving it that char.

Plus that marinade… oh yeah baby! The pineapple gives it some great sweetness while the jerk spices pack that punch. I couldn’t resist adding in the fresh rosemary either since that goes so well with pork. In all, everything just works so well together

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Fire up your grill to enjoy this super flavorful tenderloin. The pineapple and jerk marinade packs so much flavor! yum!

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Pineapple Jerk Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Makes 4 4-oz servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 1-lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/3 Cup Pineapple Preserves
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 Tablespoon jerk seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Process

  1. Trim any excess fat from the tenderloin. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Combine the rest of the ingredients and rub on the tenderloin. Let marinade for 1 hour at room temperature. (If you are marinating longer, then keep refrigerated and remove from the refrigerator to come to temperature 1 hour prior to grilling)
  3. Prepare your grill to preheat it to medium heat.
  4. Just prior to putting the tenderloin on the grill, brush the grates with vegetable oil. Place the tenderloin in the center of grate. Discard any remaining marinade.
  5. Cover your grill and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, turning every 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. The tenderloin is done when an internal temperature of 140 degrees F.
  6. Remove the tenderloin from the grill place on a cutting board. Tent with aluminum foil and rest for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick slices. Serve with your favorite summer sides.
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4.17-21: Long Weekend Recap

{Thursday Night}

get mom at airport | dinner- sauteed chicken breast over salad | hang out | bed

{Friday}

 work at home 1/2 day | get Autumn from daycare | donation for Mother’s Milkbank Northeast | Container Store | lots of traffic | foodler take out order- Chinese | make barm from seed culture | hang out | bed

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{Saturday}

make Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwiches | take Kemper to the dog park while mom watched Autumn | 5 guys burgers | naps | date night!!! dinner at Osaka | JP Licks ice cream | Brookline Booksmith shopping | bed

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{Sunday- Easter}

 grocery shopping | Taco Bell breakfast | Price did lots yard work | plots of pictures of Autumn | nap with Autumn |laundry |  dinner- steak and grilled veggies | mom gave Autumn a bath | TV | bed

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{Monday}

up early | Price went to work | Autumn slept like crazy! (10.00p ish-9.00a) watch Marathon coverage | house stuffs | lunch at Border Cafe | Home Ddepot for flowers | plant flowers in pots | dinner- pasta with pesto | Bones | shower | blogging | bed

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8.23-25: Weekend Recap

{Friday Night} leave work early | Price gets home late | get take out pizza | dinner | work on Project Life | relax & watch TV | bed

{Saturday} Kemper was up early | shower & get ready | pack up the car | left over pizza for breafast | leave around 7am | sleep in the car | Greenwich at 10.15am | hang at the boat waiting for family to come | boat ride to The Cove, lunch, newphews swimming around, ride around the islands in the Sound | last minute grocery shopping | dinner- hamburgers, sausage, salads, lobsters, ice cream cake | play around for hours | get towels and talk with my sister | back to the boat | bed

{Sunday} up early | lounge around | breakfast sandwiches from The Firehouse Deli | leave Greenwich at 10am | Sonic for drinks | get rabbit pellets at Sweet Meadow Farm | Price gets workboots | home & unpack the car | drop Price off at work | grocery shopping for the week | lounge/nap time | laundry | work on Project Life | make pumpkin roll | pick up Price from work | blogging | MTV VMA’s | redline drawings | bed

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Corn

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Corn

 I’m so out of it this week. I have a crazy deadline next Wednesday so my hours have been all over the place with going in early and staying late. It’s great to get overtime especially since I love the project but I’m dragging now that it’s Friday. Normally I would just stay at work the weekend to get stuff done without distractions but I’m heading home this weekend to see my dad, sister, and 3 newphews as they all celebrate a birthday between the 22nd and 31st. I’m so looking forward to the visit, as well as my plumped up paycheck. Gotta stay positive.

But to go along with the crazy work hours, is my crazy eating schedule. I’m just not as hungry as I normally am, when I normally am. So on Wednesday I had a big breakfast burrito early on, then didn’t drag myself out of the office to eat lunch until after 2pm and yesterday I ate breakfast at 11am and lunch until after 2 again.

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Well, when I planned on making this BBQ Bacon Wrapped Corn for dinner I just magically became super hungry. Imagine that. Maybe it has to do with the sweetness from the BBQ sauce, the smoky aromas from the bacon, and the fresh summertime corn. Maybe?

This will be a hit this weekend when you are watching the NASCAR race on Saturday night. How can you not BBQ when the race is being held in Tennessee? And when you fire of that grill you have to have a great side, and this BBQ Bacon Wrapped Corn is just that.

I hope that you enjoy this jazzed up summertime favorite for this week’s edition of Sprint Cup Snacks. I think it will be an instant classic at your BBQ’s!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Corn

Makes 4

Ingredients

  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 8 slices of sliced bacon, often low-sodium bacon is thinly sliced.

Process

  1. Clean the 4 ears of corn from the husks and silks.
  2. Brush some BBQ sauce on each ear of corn.
  3. Starting at the base of the corn, begin to wrap it with a slice of bacon. Continue around with another slice of bacon, evenly wrapping until you reach the end.
  4. Wrap each ear of corn in a piece of aluminum foil.
  5. Grill for 25-30 minutes over high heat. Carefully check on the corn by unwrapping part of the aluminum foil to check to see if the bacon is done cooking. Enjoy!

6.28-30: Weekend Recap

{Friday Night} left work early – headache & tiredness | nap with Kemperpup  | Price gets home | Price and Kemper go for Poker Night at Chris’ | lounge for hours watching mindless tv | bed

{Saturday} up early with Kemper | back to bed | sleep in ’till 9.30 | cleaning the house | errands together- Petsmart, Babies R Us, Michael’s, Stop and Shop | lunch- hot dogs and chips | more cleaning | talk to my mom | Price picks his dad up at the airport | catch up and get settled in | grill steak, veggies, and corn for dinner | relax | bed

{Sunday} up early | Price and Tom get McDonald’s | lounging around | Price and Tom go to Target | go back to bed | get ready | go to Home Depot | gardening out front | lunch- hot dogs, corn, horiatiki salad | relaxing and puppy cuddle time while watching the NASCAR race | nap | dinner-KFC | Price played frisbee with Kemper out back | bed

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horiatiki salad

kemper tongue watermelon dessert

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