Time to fire up the grill! I just love summer time. It gives me a break from cooking in a hot kitchen by using our grill on the deck. Because we grill out so often in the summer, I am always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare our meals. And I especially love meals that come together in a flash. There is nothing quite like a 30 minute meal, is there? This recipe for grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa goes from grill to the table so quickly, but tastes like you spent hours making it.
My husband is a heat nut. He loves a really spicy meal. Me? Not so much. I love the savory flavor of a spicy meal, but don’t like to have them as hot as he does, especially when the temperatures are high, as they are during the summer months. This grilled pork recipe with a tasty strawberry peach salsa has a bit of heat, but it’s tempered by the taste of the fresh fruit in the salsa. In a word? Amazing!
Since tonight’s meal is going to be a 30 minute creation, I was delighted to find these Smithfield® Marinated Pork loin fillets in a Portobello Mushroom Flavor at my local Food Lion. They seemed like the perfect way to team up with some fresh fruit and jalapeño peppers, lime and cilantro for my salsa. Using these marinated fillets prove that grilling is not just for the weekend at our house!
Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork is perfect for any night of the week. They come in so many flavors and cuts of meat. Best of all, they can be grilled, roasted or sautéed in 30 minutes or less. But don’t let the ease of the recipe fool you. The taste is so great. They give new meaning to the term real flavor, real fast.
Want some Real Flavor, Real Fast? Try this recipe for grilled pork with strawberry peach salsa.
I started by gathering all my ingredients together. I find that this step of taking everything out before I start actually makes the meal prep faster. And also, I am a #madfoodbloggerlady and I love to take a kazillion photos of my food!! Look at the colors!
I cut open the package of marinated pork, but I saved the extra marinade. I’ll be slicing the pork into thick cuts and want to add some of the marinade back on the cut edges of the meat for just a few minutes before grilling to make sure that the marinade coats the pork well.
While the pork was sitting in the marinade, I made the strawberry peach salsa. That’s right. Just a few minutes is all it takes. Just dice your peaches and strawberries, then chop the onion and add some minced jalapeño pepper (leave the seeds if you like it spicier than I do.) All that is left to do is to add the cilantro and lime juice, along with some sea salt and toss it together. I put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes while I cooked the pork to let the flavors mix well. The flavor of this salsa is one of the best that I have made. Tangy, not too spicy with a hint of sweetness. I’m going to make it again to serve with pita chips!
Place the marinated pork slices on the BBQ grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side. (time depends on the thickness of your pork.)
Add the strawberry peach salsa to the cooked pork and serve with a tossed salad. The salsa has a fresh flavor with just a bit of a bite to it and it pairs so well with the grilled pork. And did I say “real flavor, real fast?” Yes, I believe I did. Your family will simply not believe how quickly this meal comes together!
I love adding fruit salsas to any meat. I’ve made many varieties of them and this is one of the best yet. Slightly spicy, fruity and tangy all in one delicious bite. And the flavor of the meat is just amazing. SO GOOD!!
Want to make this for your family? Look for Smithfield® Marinated Pork (Portobello Mushroom Flavor) at your local Food Lion store the next time you are out shopping. Then scoot to the produce department to gather you fresh ingredients. In 30 minutes, you will also have Real Flavor, Real Fast, too!
Looking for the perfect summer time dessert to have after the meal? Try this delicious blueberry cobbler recipe. It is another easy one, too.
- 1 Smithfield® Pork Tenderloin, Portobollo Mushroom Flavor
- Salsa Ingredients:
- 1 cup diced peaches
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- 3 tbsp chopped Vidalia onion
- 1 tbsp minced fresh jalapeño pepper (more if you like it spicy)
- sea salt to taste
- lime wedges and cilantro sprigs to garnish
- For the salsa:
- Combine all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes (longer if you have the time)
- Cook the pork:
- Heat a grill to medium high. Remove the Smithfield® marinated pork from the packaging. Reserve the marinade, and cut the pork into slices, about 1" thick. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side or until pork is cooked through - the cook time will depend on the thickness of your meat.
- Remove the pork chops from the grill and place them on a platter. Spoon the salsa over the pork and garnish with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs; Serve with a tossed salad for a light summer time meal that is ready in a flash.
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