Thursday, April 4, 2013

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Strawberries and Green Beans

Here is another incredible dinner for you! I made it on Easter for J and I, we don't have a grill but, it turned out ok (smoked out the house though). I took pictures and they were all deleted! So when I was getting together with the 3Bs on Tuesday I suggested we make it with Em's grill and I could take pictures again to blog it for you. The grill cooked it with perfection! It was a perfect meal with perfect company, couldn't be better. Put this on your menu for next week, you won't regret it! 

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Strawberries and Green Beans

For Pork:
1 pork tenderloin
salt and pepper
4-6 slices of bacons
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup balsamic glaze - you can use balsamic vinegar. Simmer 1/2 cup until reduced by half
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
3/4 cup sliced strawberries
Heat grill to 400-500 degrees.
 Trim the fat and silver skin from the tenderloin.
 Soak toothpicks in water for 15 mins.
 Wrap tenderloin with bacon slices, secure tightly with toothpicks.
Heat oil in a saucepan, add minced garlic and cook until toasted. Add balsamic glaze and preserves. Combine and heat until simmers. 
 Stir in strawberries and remove from heat.
If you have a fancy grill like Em, turn off one side of the burners and place the pork on the side that in not on. If you are using coals, move the coals to the side and place the pork on the other side.

 Close the lid and cook for 15 mins.

For Green Beans:
2 cups fresh green beans
salt and pepper
1Tbsp sesame oil

Trim ends from green beans. Pull out a piece of foil 1 foot long. Set beans on top, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
 Fold up foil into a packet.
Place foil packet on the grill with the pork.

 After your 15 mins are up, brush some of the strawberry balsamic glaze on both sides. Turn pork to the other side to cook. Close the lid and cook for 15 more mins.
 Perfect! Set on a cutting board and allow it to rest for 3 minutes before slicing. Remove green beans after allowing them to cook for 20 mins on the grill.
 Place pork and beans on a platter and spoon sauce over the pork. Serve family style.

 I also made these incredible potatoes that were to die for! I will create a post for them later.

 Then...we made banana's foster! YUM!

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