Sorry for the temporary break from blogging! Sometimes you just feel like taking a break! Let me tell you, this has been the summer of grilling & fruit for me (particularly peaches). I can't wait to share some recipes with you!!! This one is absolutely fabulous.
I have had a hankering (yes I just said that) for some pork tenderloin after the last time of making it turned out so well. I decided this time I wanted to grill it and previously saw a recipe for a pork tenderloin with mango. I have been loving peaches lately so I thought I would copy the idea of making a sweet sauce by using some fresh peaches. This turned out awesome! I also made some caramelized onions & red pepper to go on the side and eat with the pork because I live with caramelized onions biggest fan and it was a really yummy addition! Sort of savory and sweet on top of that awesome tender grilled pork.
1 to 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
Salt & Pepper
1/2 large onion
1/2 red pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 or 3 ripe peaches
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Preheat grill to medium heat.
Start caramelizing your onions: Melt butter and sugar together over low heat in skillet. Add sliced onion & red pepper and continue cooking until caramelized.
Slice tenderloin in half if it is too thick so you can get even cooking (mine was already sliced when I opened the package). Sprinkle both sides liberally with salt & pepper. Grill tenderloin for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through but still very slightly pink on the inside. Continue cooking if needed.
Simmer diced peaches, brown sugar, water, OJ, paprika, & crushed red pepper in small sauce pan over low heat. I cooked this just long enough so the sauce thickened up but the peaches didn't break down.
Slice pork, top with peach sauce, and serve with onions & red pepper alongside.