I had not planned to do a recipe post about these meal, but when I posted this picture I had so many people asking me about it and for recipes so I thought I would go ahead and share. There is nothing overly complicated about the easy grilled meal either. Even a new cook or griller can manage this I think.
We use pork tenderloin a lot in our home. It is inexpensive plus on sale a lot and freezes well, it takes on flavors of whatever you like, and it is quick cooking. If you find it on sale at your store be sure to stock up on it. Some pork tenderloin packages are a single piece, others have two tenderloins in them. Get what fits your family. For us, right now there are three adults and one single tenderloin is usually enough. There is a bit of silver skin on many tenderloins. Unless this is really big on the tenderloin or thicker than usual I don’t bother with removing it.
For this preparation I simply marinated the pork tenderloin using a store bought teriyaki glaze. Use whatever your favorite brand is. When I am marinating I often use my FoodSaver marinator which is awesome, but throwing all in a Zip-Loc bag works too. I marinated this overnight, but I would say if you have at least 4 hours of marinating time you should be okay.
The pineapple is super easy. You can use canned or fresh, whatever your choice. We use both throughout the year depending on the price of fresh. If you buy canned you want the rings in natural juices, not heavy syrup. Pineapple can be grilled plain or you can add things to it. For this dish I drizzles some more teriyaki glaze on them and sprinkled with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Flip over and do the same on the other side.
Sweet potatoes are awesome on the grill. Hubby actually usually doesn’t like sweet potatoes (he says) but every time I prep them and have him cook them on the grill he says they are delicious. I precook the sweet potatoes in the microwave (about 10 minutes for 2 of them) or you can parboil them also. You can even do this the day before and just refrigerate overnight. Once they have been cooked the skin will easily pull off. Then I sliced into wedges, or you can do rounds. This day our potatoes were a little more well done than I like in the microwave so they were falling apart a bit. No problem though. I sprayed a grill pan with cooking spray and the sweet potatoes I seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder and drizzled with a bit of olive oil – all sides. Place on the grill pan and cook on the grill.
For all of this I also heated up some more of the teriyaki glaze on the stove. This makes a great sauce for dipping any of the food as you eat.
See what I mean, this is super easy!
Would you try any of these items or the entire meal? What changes, if any, would you make?