(Cheater) Grilled Pork Tenderloin
I know you are wondering about (Cheater). That’s what I call it when I buy “pre-” food. You know, pre-cooked, pre-packaged, pre-marinated. When I am in the mood for something really good, but I either don’t have the time, meat is still frozen, it’s last minute or I just don’t feel like doing all of the work, I put together what I call a Cheater menu. I fell as if I am cheating when I buy “pre-” anything. This particular time, it was mostly last minute as the weather was pretty good and we had not had anything grilled in several weeks. It was a Sunday, so that also meant I had a bit more time to grill something before it became too dark.
A pre-marinated Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin and a container of mashed sweet potatoes rounded out with a salad kit made our meal for that Sunday. It was really nice to do some outdoor cooking.
Once it was seared, I moved the tenderloin to the center of the grill.
The lid went on and I left it alone for about 40 minutes.
The end result:
Creating a tent with the foil (overlapping the folds), I allowed the tenderloin to “rest”. This lets the meat relax and all of the juices flow back to the center of the meat, making a nice moist piece of meat. Cutting it too soon will dry it out. 10 minutes is plenty of rest time.
Teriyaki is sweet and sour; sweet potatoes are sweet. We opened a bottle of Rosato to sip as we dined. It went pretty well with this meal.
Until next time, Grill, Baby, Grill!