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  • 3/4 cups - coarse fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cups - prepared pesto
  • 1 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons - balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoons - ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoons - salt
  • 1 pounds - pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 2 - large peaches, quartered
  • Directions:

    Preheat grill to medium (OR preheat broiler to high).

    Combine breadcrumbs and pesto in a small bowl; combine oil, vinegar, pepper and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

    Lay pork on a large cutting board; holding knife blade flat, parallel to the board, make a lengthwise cut through center of the meat, stopping short of the opposite edge so it stays in one piece. Open up like you would a book. Cover with plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet or rolling pin and pound meat to an even 1/4-inch thickness.

    With long side closest to you, spread breadcrumb mixture over the pork, stopping 1 inch from opposite edge. Starting at side closest to you, roll up the pork. Brush with 1 tablespoon of oil mixture (set the rest aside).

    Slice the pork crosswise into 8 pinwheel slices. Put 2 pinwheels each on four 10 to 12-inch skewers, about 1 inch apart, threading skewers through the meat to keep pinwheel shape intact.

    Toss peaches with reserved oil mixture; thread onto remaining two skewers.

    Oil the grill rack (or broiler pan or wire rack set on a baking sheet, if using broiler). Place all skewers on the grill (or pan), arranging pork skewers flat-side down. Grill, turning once, until peaches are soft and pork registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer: 3 to 5 minutes for the peaches, 8 to 10 minutes for the pork. (IF using broiler, broil 2 to 4 minutes per side for peaches, and 5 to 6 minutes for pork).

    Brief Description

    Pork tenderloin strips wrapped around pesto and grilled with fresh peaches.

    Main Ingredient:

    pork tenderloin

    Category:  Pork

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


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    Posted On:

    June 11, 2016

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