Food you can eat with your hands is about the best thing in the summer. Food that you can eat with your hands, that tastes like you paid a bunch of money for it at a trendy restaurant, is an even better thing!
I have never entered any type of food competition before. This one intrigued me, and it sounded fun to try. Win or lose, it seemed like we were still winning by getting to eat lots of grilled pork tenderloin, soft fluffy grilled bread, delicious charred broccoli, pineapple and blistered cherry tomato salad and creamy, luscious Sargento Chef Blends 4 State Cheddar Cheese Sauce. We did eat a lot of Caribbean-style tacos over the last few weeks as I made and remade every element of this dish while I was working to get it perfect!
The final dish is AMAZING – if I do say so myself!
The complete and final dish is really a series of four simple recipes:
1. Grilled pork tenderloin with the pineapple and Caribbean jerk marinade.
2. Charred broccoli and pineapple salad with blistered cherry tomatoes.
3. Grilled flat bread.
4. Sargento Chef Blends 4 State Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Don’t be scared by the fact that there are a number of steps. It is really a very straightforward dish – everything works together. The whole thing comes together on the grill and you are able to combine steps and do them at the same time. The little bit of extra time you take to make this will be well worth it in the end!
The grilled flat bread is so fast to make! The dough only needs a 10 to 15 min to rise so it is ready to be put on the grill in no time. Rolling out the dough is the only part of this recipe that takes a little bit of time – it only takes 3 – 4 minutes on the grill until it is perfectly cooked. Once all of my flat bread is grilled to perfection I simply cover it with foil and set it aside until dinner is ready to be served.
The cheese sauce is so simple – I set it in a back hot corner of the grill and let it go, just stirring it every so often. Pork tenderloin is one of the best cuts of meat you can grill. It is a thing of beauty when if comes off the grill with the dark grill marks and the caramely, crusty, crunchy exterior. The center is just as beautiful – all tender and juicy. Luckily it is also just about the easiest thing to make on your barbecue grill!
The Caribbean Jerk and Pineapple marinade comes together in a snap. It is so good you might be tempted to drink it with a straw! It is the true workhorse of the recipe. Not only does it tenderize your pork to the point of being able to cut it with a fork, it adds so much flavor to the meat in just a little bit of time. It really makes the flavors of the Charred Broccoli and Pineapple with Blistered Tomato Salad pop!
This recipe is not only super delicious, it really is easy (despite all the steps) AND crazy impressive!