I had the pleasure of having dinner with some friends last weekend and my friend Dave cooked us a delicious and simple meal of pork tenderloin and made three kinds of veggies on the grill. Dave also made a delicious classic American chocolate cake. Oh – and by the way, this was his first time baking a cake! Not too shabby, my friend!
I took some video and wanted to share some pointers and the recipe with you all. I hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed eating it!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Prep: For marinade, mix 2 parts Olive Oil and Soy Sauce to one part Dijon mustard. You can also add some garlic or onion powder. Marinade in the fridge for 24 hours.
Cook: Cook directly on a high grill for 15 minutes. Let rest for 5-10 minutes. Note, Dave poured the remaining marinade on top of the pork tenderloin when it was on the grill to give it more coating. Keep in mind, this might require additional grill clean up - but it sure was tasty!
White mushrooms (whole)
Cloves of garlic (whole - Now, whole cloves of garlic are normally way too much for me. But since these were cooked on high heat on the grill, they became so soft that I ended up picking them out of the mushrooms and spreading them on my dinner roll!)
Red peppers (sliced)
Yellow peppers (sliced)
Yellow onion (chopped)
Green onions (chopped)
Salt and pepper
Trinidad Spice Mix (kosher salt, lemon peel, garlic powder, cloves and ginger)
Prep: All of the veggies were tossed with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
For the mushrooms and peppers, Dave used the “Trinidad” mix from the The Spice House in Evanston, Il. This spice mix has kosher salt, lemon peel, garlic powder, cloves and ginger.
For the Broccoli and cauliflower, he used two kinds of smoked paprika and cumin.
Cook: Put veggies in roasting pans. Put roasting pans on a high grill for 20-30 minutes. Check the doneness of the vegetables at 20 minutes.
Simple Chocolate Cake from joyofbaking.com
Dave made this delicious chocolate cake recipe from joyofbaking.com. http://www.joyofbaking.com/cakes/SimpleChocolateCake.html
Note: He used 1 cup of coffee to give the cake a rich flavor.
It was a really great evening. The food was great and the company was fun. I hope this inspires you to fire up the grill or oven and cook up this easy and tasty meal!