Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grilled Baked Apples and Pork

It's October. We had one week that really felt like fall at the end of September. But then summer came back and today it was like 108 in the valley. I love summer, but sometimes I really want a little taste of fall; especially when all the food magazines and websites are selling me on apples and pumpkins and pork.

So today I decided to be totally California and use the grill to make a fall favorite--baked apples. I also made some pork loin steaks which some might refer to as deconstructed pork roast. This fall dinner was delicious, fast and did not heat up the house like the oven it was already outside.

Baked apples on the grill! So fun! Also doesn't that pork in the picture kind of look like a fish? Hehe. it's pork actually.

2 4oz each boneless pork loin steaks (I've never seen these before, but they were only $5 for like 1 1/2 lbs.)
English Prime Rib Rub (okay so this is from Penzey's spices but I'm sure you could use your favorite choice of spices but this one was really fall)
2 apples, cored (I'm not good with coring apples, so I just dug out a hole with a melon baller and we cut around the core when we ate)
2 T brown sugar, packed
Baking spice (another Penzey's but it's like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, good stuff)
1 t butter

1. Heat gas grill to medium high (around 4oo)
2. Meanwhile, dig out a hole in the apples and stuff with brown sugar, butter and spices
3. Wrap each apple in a square of tin foil and scrunch tight
4. Put the apples on the grill (top side up so the sugar stuff doesn't leak out), close the lid and set a timer for 10 minutes
5. Salt & English Prime Rib Rub the pork. After the apples cook 10 minutes put the pork on the grill.
6. Grill 5 minutes per side and continue to cook the apples (10 more minutes total)
7. Use care while unfolding the foil as steam will escape quickly. Eat!

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