Peach Mango Stuffed Tenderloin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by garyhibbert, May 9, 2016.

  1. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Friday evening I asked Miss Linda how stuffed tenderloin sounded for Mother's Day.  I got instant approval, so I checked to see what her preference was--it would, after all, be her day.  Did she want the tenderloin stuffed with apple pie filling which, while excellent, I had made before, or would she like tenderloin stuffed with something new and different.  Something new and different was chosen. OK, that's the main course, now what would she like for desert.  The answer, which took about a nano second, was Sweet Potato Pie and Whipped Cream.  Great.  I started planning.

    However, as Robby Burns once said  "The best laid-schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley". Saturday afternoon, her stomach started giving her grief and by Saturday evening, the Mother's Day Smoke was off, postponed until Monday.

    Oh well.  No problem.  The tenderloin was prepped, sliced in half, rubbed, and in the fridge.  Its a BIG pork tenderloin--that's a full size cutting board its sitting on.

    Sliced lengthwise for stuffing:

    Reassembled and ready to stuff:

    Sunday, I'll bake some Sweet Potato Pies and they'll be ready for Monday.  Monday afternoon, I'll stuff the tenderloin with a peach, mango, and cranberry mixture and smoke it in time for supper.

    Monday afternoon I drained all the juice off the peach & mango fruit, and started reducing the juice to be used as a glaze.  I also started reconstituting the dried cranberries.

    The loin came out of the fridge and was ready to be stuffed.

    After stuffing the pork tenderloin with the fruit and reassembling the loin, I needed about half a box of toothpicks to hold it all together.  I had, of course, forgotten to pick up some butcher’s twine—again.   [​IMG]      Seems like the only time I think of it is when I need it.  

    I planned to use some Kiawe wood that my good friend Justin (WaterinHoleBrew) had very kindly sent me.  I had heard nothing but good things about Kiawe and was extremely eager to try it out.  I had spent some time on the weekend with a hammer and wood chisel turning a couple of chunks into kindling sized pieces that I hoped would burn in the chip tray on my MES 30. Just to be on the safe side, I nuked the wood twice for 2 minutes apiece.  Then I nuked a couple of larger pieces by themselves, as I was curious to see if they would burn.  As you can see they WILL burn.  After only a very short time in the nuke, they started to smoke (REALLY smoke).  They are the 2 charred pieces at the bottom of the pic.  The whole kitchen smelled GREAT!!

    The MES was all warmed up and sitting nicely at about 240*, the wood was sitting beside the chip loader, and the tenderloin was rubbed, stuffed, and ready to go.  So everything went into the smoker at 5:30.  Miss Linda was out at the Spa getting a massage, so supper would be a late one.

    Everything went perfectly.  The day, while cool and windy, was still pleasant, the Kiawe smoked flawlessly, and the MES held a fairly consistant temperature (for a change).  About ½ hour before the cook was finished, I glazed the meat with the peach/mango juice reduction.  At 7 o’clock my Maverick 733 read 140* IT, so I pulled the tenderloin out and brought it inside where, tented, it rested for about 15 minutes. Right at this instant, I realized that I had forgotten to include the cranberries, so they went into a dish as a condiment.     [​IMG]

    The Kiawe wood smoke smelled great, and the taste (well, yeah, I had a sampler—the cooks gotta get some kinda benefit, don’t you know) is great.  It’s a mild, very mellow smoke that doesn’t overpower the meat.  I’m really going to have to find a source up here and get a lot more of that wood—it really is a keeper!!

    After carving the tenderloin, I spent what seemed like hours pulling out toothpicks—just gotta get some butcher’s twine.  The meat was tender, juicy, and a beautiful pink color.  Miss Linda and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal, but we both agreed that while delicious, it just wasn’t quite as good as the apple pie filling stuffed tenderloin that I had previously smoked.  That said, I will definitely be making this again.

    OK.  Time for desert.  I served up the Sweet Potato Pie and Cinnamon Whipped Cream.  As always, it was fantastic.  What else need I say?

    All in all, a fantastic (although late) Mother’s Day Meal.

    My thanks to Justin for the Kiawe chunks and Richie for the Sweet Potato Pie recipe. 

    Thanks for looking.

    gary s, tropics, crazymoon and 4 others like this.
  2. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    GH, Awesome looking pork, nice job !
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wow Gary!

    Points for an awesome looking meal!

  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks CM. It really was delicious. The peach/mango stuffing gave it a very understated, mild, and sweet flavor.

  5. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks AL. Everything turned out great. The reduction made a great glaze. It ended up taking 3 days to do this smoke but the results were certainly worth the effort

    And thanks for the point.

    Last edited: May 10, 2016
  6. Well Done my Friend, Looks Fantastic  Gotta give that one a try for Sure

    Nice Job.    ----    Points 

  7. Lookin' good!!!

    I need some heat to temper the sweet, maybe adding an habanero or three... [​IMG]
  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary you smashed that one out of here,great job on the cooking time and prep. lucky lady their having you.Thanks for the mention and Points for a great smoke.

  9. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Gary and thanks for the point.  The only change I would suggest is to try to find peach pie filling instead of using the canned fruit.  The canned fruit has that, well....canned fruit sweet taste to it.  I'm thinking the pie filling would be much better if you can find some.  I really think the mango flavor was AWOL--it really just tasted like peach.

  10. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks prankster.  I agree a bit of heat would be a good thing--unfortunately Miss Linda wouldn't agree.  As for the sweet, please see my comments to gary s in post #9

  11. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Richie and thanks for the point.  I keep telling Miss Linda how lucky she is, but.............LOL

  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great smoke pie!

  13. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is a different flavour profile I would never have thought of. Looks great!

    Points for innovation.

  14. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Case.  It turned out very good and we really enjoyed it.

  15. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Disco.  The peach flavor came through well, The mango was barely noticeable.  About the only thing I would change would be to use pie filling rather than canned fruit--I think the flavor would have been more pronounced.

  16. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks real tasty Gary, very nice meal for sure ! I'm gonna have to try a stuffed tenderloin & that pie looks awesome too !

    Glad ya liked the wood ! Thumbs Up
  17. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Justin.  Appreciate it.  That Kiawe wood is an awesome smoking wood--it really made the meal a success.  Thanks muchly for sending some to me to try.

    If you do try a stuffed tenderloin, my personal choice would be the apple pie filling.  It is definitely the best combo I've tried so far.


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