You know what time it is, right? FOOTBALL SEASON! Gourmet Dad is a major college football fan but whether or not you like football I can't think of anything more enjoyable than a tailgate party with friends! I especially love to think outside the "burgers and dogs" for tailgates and serve up food that everyone really enjoy. One of my favorites is this Hawaiian Stuffed Pork Loin. You can even make it ahead of time and freeze so you have zero work to do on Game Day!
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Hawaiian Stuffed Pork Loin
Large Pork Loin (around 4 lbs)
1 lb. lump crab meat
1 1/2 c. plain bread crumbs
1 jar (2 cups) Pineapple or Mango Sa
6 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. Brown sugar
1/4 tsp. powdered ginger
1 tsp. garlic
dash red pepper flakes
dash black pepper
3 Tbsp. tomato sauce (or ketchup if you're in a pinch)
Extra salsa or fresh pineapple, optional, for garnish
Place all marinade ingredients in a gallon Ziploc Freezer bag and mix well. Cut pork loin into 1” round slices.
Carefully cut through the side of each piece of pork to make a pocket, making sure not to slice all the way through (or you can just pound the pork loin flat, stuff it, then roll it up after filling). Mix crab meat, bread crumbs and salsa in a medium bowl. Stuff about 2-3 heaping tablespoons crab mixture into pork loin pocket and place in marinade bag.
Repeat with all pork loin pieces (you can fit about 6 in a bag). Marinade in refrigerator at least 30 minutes. Grill 7-10 minutes on each side. You can also freeze them and defrost when ready to grill.
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Disclaimer: I am being compensated by the National Pork Board and Kroger for this recipe and tailgate promotion.