Experience the Magic of Foil-Packed Pork
It’s hard to resist the allure of the grill, no matter the season. And when it comes to cooking on the grill, this grilled pork tenderloin with peaches and potatoes is a clear favorite. With a glaze of peach preserves, tangy dijon mustard, a kick of sriracha, and a hint of garlic, this dish is bursting with mouthwatering flavors. And let’s not forget about the juicy and tender pork tenderloin itself, nestled amongst perfectly seasoned potatoes. It’s a magical combination that is sure to delight your taste buds.
What Makes Pork Tenderloin So Special?
Pork tenderloin is a narrow, lean, and ultra-tender cut of meat that runs along the spine from the shoulder to the back legs. It’s important to note that pork loin is a completely different cut of meat and won’t work for this recipe. So be sure to choose the right cut to achieve the best results.
Ingredients for Foil Packed Pork and Potatoes
To create this hearty and delectable meal, gather the following ingredients:
- Sugar-Free Peach Preserves
- Dijon Mustard
- Sriracha Sauce
- Freshly Minced Garlic
- Fresh Peach Slices
- Pork Tenderloin
- Salt & Pepper
- New Potatoes
- Olive Oil
How to Prepare Foil Packed Pork and Potatoes
Creating this dish is a breeze, requiring minimal effort and cleanup. Whether you’re planning a busy weeknight dinner, a camping trip, a picnic, or a cookout, this recipe is perfect for the occasion.
Prepare the Glaze: In a small mixing bowl, combine the peach preserves, dijon mustard, sriracha, and minced garlic. Mix until well combined.
Season the Pork: Sprinkle salt and pepper on the pork tenderloin, then coat it generously with the peach glaze.
Add Peach Slices: Place the pork on a large sheet of aluminum foil, cut several slits across the top, and insert a slice of peach into each slit.
Season the Potatoes: Cut the new potatoes in half, place them in a bowl, and season with salt, pepper, and a tablespoon of olive oil.
Wrap Pork and Potatoes in Foil: Transfer the seasoned potatoes to the same sheet of foil, arranging them around the pork tenderloin. Seal the foil packet tightly and refrigerate for an hour or two.
Preheat the Grill: After chilling the foil packet, preheat your grill for 10-15 minutes with all burners on high heat.
Cook to Perfection: Remove the foil packet from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Place the packet on the grill, which should be set to around 425°F. Grill the pork tenderloin and potatoes for 25-30 minutes, turning the packet occasionally, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches at least 150°F.
Let it Rest & Enjoy: Remove the foil packet from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before opening it. If desired, create an additional glaze to drizzle over the pork tenderloin for extra flavor.
How to Determine Pork Doneness
To ensure your pork is cooked to perfection, it’s best to use an instant-read thermometer. Once the thickest part of the pork tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 150°F, it’s ready to be removed from the grill. Take care not to burn yourself when checking the temperature.
Tips for a Successful Dish
Follow these tips and tricks to ensure your grilled pork tenderloin with peaches turns out absolutely delightful:
Chill for Extra Flavor: Refrigerating the prepared foil packet allows the flavors to meld together. Then, letting it come to room temperature before grilling prepares the meat and potatoes for the high heat.
Use Tongs for Safety: Always use tongs to handle the hot foil packet, protecting yourself from burns. Remember, safety first!
Keep the Packet Sealed: It’s essential to keep the foil packet tightly sealed throughout the grilling process. Only open it slightly to check the meat’s temperature, then reseal until you’re ready to serve.
Let Everything Rest: After cooking, let the foil packet rest undisturbed for about 5 minutes. This ensures the meat remains tender and juicy.
If you’re looking to satisfy a big appetite, consider pairing your grilled pork tenderloin and potatoes with one or more of these delightful dishes:
Grilled Asparagus: Fresh and green, this Easy Grilled Asparagus seasoned with lemon juice and grated parmesan cheese is the perfect complement.
Mimosas: The refreshing combination of peaches and citrus fruits makes Homemade Mimosas an ideal choice.
Grilled Peach Shortcakes: Indulge your sweet tooth with Grilled Peach Shortcakes, a delightful dessert that perfectly complements the peachy goodness of the pork.
Storing and Reheating Leftovers
If there are any leftovers from your meal, follow these guidelines:
Refrigeration: Once cooled, place the pork and potatoes in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. Remember not to leave the pork at room temperature for more than 2 hours. The meat will stay fresh for 3-4 days, while the potatoes will last for up to 5 days.
Reheating: To reheat the pork and potatoes, wrap them in foil once again, let them sit at room temperature for 15 minutes, then grill over medium heat for 20-25 minutes. Turn the packet regularly for even heating.
If you have leftovers you’d like to save for later, follow these steps:
Freezing the Pork: Wrap the cooled pork tenderloin tightly with plastic wrap, then place it in a heavy-duty storage bag or airtight container. The pork will maintain its quality for up to 3 months.
Freezing the Potatoes: Place the cooled potatoes in an airtight container. They can be frozen for up to 4 months.
When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen meal, thaw everything in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
Discover More Pork Recipes
If you’re looking for more delicious pork recipes, be sure to check out these favorites:
- Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin
- Baked Bone-In Pork Chops
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Quick Pork Carnitas
Now it’s time to fire up the grill and experience the delightful combination of grilled pork tenderloin, juicy peaches, and flavorful potatoes. Enjoy your meal and unleash your culinary creativity with Hook’d Up Bar and Grill!