Monday, September 28, 2009

Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple




A few weeks ago a went to a Hawaiian themed girl's night that featured homemade coconut ice cream topped with broiled pineapple, oh it was good. But ever since that night, I have not been able to leave the grocery store without a fresh pineapple to enjoy all by ourselves. Fresh pineapple is such a treat, for some reason I feel like I'm being so indulgent when I get one, I just love that sweet sweet juicy fruit!

So I was really excited when I found this recipe because if pineapples pairs with anything well (besides coconut), it's pork! I love that sweet and salty combination, and this did not look like it would disappoint.

This was so juicy and delicious, and the pineapple topped it all off beautifully. The recipe came with the ingredients to make a ginger sauce. I didn't make it because I ran out of ingredients, but I will post it for you. Let me know if you try it.

Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple
From Great Food Fast

Ingredients

4 slices, 1/2 inch thick, fresh pineapple
3 tablespoons dark hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin trimmed
coarse salt and pepper

Directions

1. Heat broiler. Place the pineapple slices on a foil-lined baking sheet

2. In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, and mustard.

3. Place the pork in the broiler, about 4 inches from the heat; place the pineapple in the oven. Broil the pork until it registers 155F on an instant-read thermometer, 15-20 minutes. Remove from the broiler (let rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing; the temp will rise to 160 as it sits). Turn the pineapple slices; cook until browned in spots, about 10 minutes more.

4. Halve the pineapple slices; arrange on a platter with the sliced pork. Drizzle the pork with the pan juices; season with salt and pepper. Serve with the quick ginger sauce.

Quick Ginger Sauce

2 TB dark hoisin sauce
2 TB pineapple juice
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce
fresh ground pepper

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.

28 comments:

Erica said...

YUM! I am loving cooked fruit so much lately. Pineapple is fabulous- as is peaches. What a great dinner

Palidor said...

I think pineapple is my favorite fruit - it's so versatile! Combined with the pork tenderloin, I bet it was delicious!

girlichef said...

That ginger sauce sounds killer!! I want to try this. Badly. :D

Jenn said...

Mmmm...Pineapple. That looks really good. I always like it with different kinds of meats. There's just something about the flavor that makes it so good.

Heidi said...

This sounds like a great way to use up that hoisin sauce I have setting in the fridge!

Melanie said...

That first picture is STUNNING! Talk about the fast way for me to bookmark a recipe...I'm hooked!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow great combo and great pic yummy

Alissa said...

that looks crazy delicious! Claira said to me just now, "how about you find out how to make that and make it tomorrow?!" your food photography skills are making my whole family salivate! yummmmmmmmm! perfect combo of fruit & meat!

Leslie said...

I love the classic flavors of pineapple and ham!!

Julie said...

Looks like a winner to me!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds so delicious. I love pineapple with pork, plus the idea of the ginger sauce intrigues me. I am bookmarking this.

Lisa said...

Pineapple and pork is such a great combination. Yum!

Lara said...

Fresh pineapple would make any dish dinner, but I'm loving the sound of it with the pork tenderloin (and the coconut ice cream).

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

How delicious with the fresh pineapple!! The ginger sauce sounds tasty too!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I always love the combination of pork and pinepple. They go so well together..

Melody said...

Fresh pineapple is my fav! Can't wait to try this. Thanks.

Kim said...

Your pork tenderloin looks fabulous and is sliced all pretty :D I love pineapple too and this looks like an awesome recipe. I wish the pineapples would go on sale. They've been $4.99 all summer long.

Debbie said...

I love pineapple also. I think this combination is wonderful!

jscardon said...

Wow!! I too am a huge fan of fresh pineapple-- especially when it's in like a Hawaiian pizza, and this meal sounds like the deconstructed version of that. How can you go wrong??? YUM!!

Katy ~ said...

This looks sensational! Oh my goodness. It's like a a party on the plate!

michelle said...

This does look yummy! Unfortunately my family doesn't like pineapples! what weirdoes.

Lynn said...

This sounds delicious, Teresa. Love that pork! :)

Ingrid said...

That first photo is terrific! I want that bite! YUM! Thanks for sharing this looks like one that will go over well with the kiddos!
~ingrid

MaryBeth said...

This looks so darn good and simply delish...

burpandslurp said...

usually pork are paired with apple...but why not pineapple indeed? This is genius! YUM!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are so right about pineapple and pork! This looks so savory and the ginger sauce puts it over the top!

MaRiN said...

Yum! Sounds like a great Hawaiian dish! I am always looking for new ways to cook pork. Thanks!

Carrie said...

Oh my goodness this looks fantastic! Great pictures!