Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Grilled Italian Stuffed Pork Roast

My apologies that I have been absent the last few days. It’s the last week of school and it’s only rival is the week before Christmas in terms of craziness and busyness. Throw in baseball practices, work, church functions, preschool programs, and yard work and….well, I need a nap.

That being said, we still need to eat so tonight I threw together one of my favorite grilling creations for summer.

Italian Stuffed Pork Roast

Everyone I have ever made this for loves it. My kids even like it, which says something. It’s moist and packed with flavor..so good.

Start with a half pork tenderloin. This one is about 3 pounds and you will noticed I have removed any extra fat and connective tissue..

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Next, I butterfly the roast. I slide my knife in about two-thirds of the way down, length-wise, and I cut in about one-third of the way. I just keep cutting and rolling the roast until it’s completely flat like this..

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Here is a great tutorial on how to butterfly a pork roast..

Butterfly a pork roast

   Next, I marinate my roast for anywhere from 2 to 8 hours, the longer it marinates, the better. I love to use this wonderful salad dressing..

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This gives a wonderful flavor. I just throw the roast into a bowl, dump the dressing in and cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit in the fridge for the desired time.

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When you are about ready to get your cook on, start to prepare the stuffing. In a little food processor or blender, mix 1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs, 3 large Roasted Red Peppers, and 2 heaping Tablespoons of Pesto

 

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and let’er rip until it’s all mixed up and looks..well….kinda gross, but trust me, it tastes really good..

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Then, lay your marinated roast out on a cutting board or large pan and spread with the stuffing mixture.

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Roll the roast over and secure it with string or if you don’t have string, some kabob sticks cut in half..

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Drizzle with olive oil and place on a medium high grill for about 30 minutes, or until the temp reaches about 160.

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I’ll just let you drool over these pics..

 

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This is easy and economical yet special enough for entertaining. I hope you try it, it’s yummy.

Happy Wednesday.

love,

Val

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