Reed and I will start out with a 3lb pork tenderloin. I have him cut the tenderloin almost in half than season it with Santa Maria seasoning from the Wagon Wheel. We do this to the tenderloin because the piece of meat is real thick and by doing this to the meat it will cut the cooking time down. Then Reed will place the tenderloin into a tin foil pan and marinate it in apple juice and ginger juice over night.
The next day I sauté a red onion and some carrots that Reed chopped up the previous night. I will sauté the mixture in LodeStar Farms lemon olive oil. This mixture will go between the sliced pork tenderloin. Make sure that the meat stays in one piece. Then fold the tenderloin back together with the mixture between the two pieces. The onion carrot mixture will sweat into the meat giving the meat the sweet flavor of the vegetables.
Now it’s time for the charcoal if you need help with this process look at my blog Apricot Coconut Tri Tip. Now place the tenderloin on the grill with the fat side up. I didn’t tie the pieces together but if you want to fill free to do so. When Reed placed the meat on the BBQ he had the fat side up, but during the cooking time the tenderloin unfolded and cooked without having to flip the meat.
Depending on the heat you will cook your tenderloin for 45 mins to an hour. This pork tender loin is going to be very juicy and full of flavor. I guarantee you’re going to be proud to serve this to your family and friends. I know I loved it!
3lb Pork Tender Loin
2 cups Apple Juice
2 Tablespoons Ginger Juice
3 carrots chopped
1/4 of a red onoin
Ok so it’s fathers day weekend and I thought you might need a little bit of my help if your barbecuing for your dad. I’m just going to recap some of my favorite recipes and put a spin on one for you.
So I’ll start with the BBQ meat loaf I know dad will love this one because it’s my favorite recipe to make and to eat. It also reminds me of my dad because I remember the first meatloaf I ever liked was his bbq meatloaf. I also remember asking him were he came up with the idea and dad said “if you can cook chicken on a bbq why not a meatloaf?”
Now I really liked the oyster ginger top sirloin steak that I also used this marinade on a tri tip so I could eat more meat and feed more people at a lower cost. If your just cooking for 2 to 4 people use top sirloin but if your cooking for more than 4 people use the tri tip and you will not be disappointed. The flavor of this tri tip is just amazing! If your dad likes his meat on the sweeter side you should try my apricot coconut tri tip. This tri tip has a sweet taste but is still has the great taste of beef that your dad loves.
If your dad is a fish eater he will love the bbq salmon and tilapia recipe. If you live in the Oroville, CA area stop by the Wagon Wheel Market and pick up the fish and Santa Maria Seasoning there, along with the Lodestar Olive oil that makes the fish taste that much better.
For the side dishes to dads BBQ, try the Easy potato salad and the veggie skewers to round out the whole meal. The veggie skewers are a great way to eat vegetables and have fun doing it. The potato salad will be a hit because what dad doesn’t love bacon and potatoes.
Good luck cooking for your dad and Happy Fathers Day to all you dads out there.
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