What good is warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck
I admit it. I’ve got the end of summer blues. But my mood was lifted while eating Apple Wood Smoked Teriyaki Pork Loin with Grilled Pineapple and Cilantro Rice from the grill yesterday. The sweetened pineapple and smoked meat flavors from the Traeger helped me hold on to summer just a little bit longer.
While I’m offering a confession, I also have to admit something else. I’ve fallen hard for our Traeger Tailgate smoker. You could easily prepare this recipe without smoking the meat, but I prefer the sweet smoke flavor the apple wood pellets give the pork loin chops. My mad crush on our Traeger is a win-win for everyone in our household since my boyfriend refuses to use our Weber propane grill and our lonely Bubba Keg sits untouched in the corner.
I hope this recipe helps you enjoy the final fleeting moments of summer as well. It’s an easier-than-it-looks recipe to execute on the grill and is forward in flavor. I’ve enjoyed sharing summer delightful recipes with you this season. Sign up for the ODL monthly newsletter and get newly released fall recipes, travel tips, and DIY ideas straight to your inbox.
I encourage you to use leftover pineapple to make my Grilled Pineapple and Peach Silver Tequila Cocktail to go alongside your pork loin dinner. Love this recipe? Tell me about it below in the comment section or pin it to make it again.