Peaches are part of the stone fruit family. Stone fruits get their name from their large, hard inner seed surrounded by a succulent, pulpy layer of fruit. Stone fruits include cherries, plums, mangoes, apricots, nectarines and pluots — a plum-apricot hybrid.
In addition to being naturally sweet, juicy and delicious, peaches provide a good amount of nutrients with few calories and no fat. Peaches contain 10 different vitamins, several minerals and significant antioxidants. A large peach provides about 3 grams of fiber.
This pork loin will need about three hours on the grill with regular basting, so kick your feet up and enjoy the fresh air — it will be worth the wait.
Grilled Peachy Pork Loin
- 10 medium peaches
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 4-pound pork loin roast
Wash peaches. Cut five peaches in half and remove pits, then puree in a blender or food processor. Mix ½ of the puree with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and set aside in refrigerator.