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Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork (Whole30)

Celebrate summer with this Whole30 and Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice, served with perfectly juicy and flavorful grilled pineapple pork tenderloin.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

The weather sure has been warming up and I’ve been firing up my grill more and more, and I’ve been absolutely loving it. If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of the grill because I think it makes food look and taste better with its char marks and subtle smokiness, and you can see some of my favorite grill recipes here.

I’ve recently been seeing pineapples coming out at the market, which makes me so happy. They are one of my favorite fruits because they are so dang refreshing, while tasting perfectly sweet and tart. Plus, they remind me of summer, which is always a good thing for me.

Today’s recipe is a celebration of welcoming the warmer months, using the grill to cook the pork tenderloin to a perfectly juicy finish, and incorporating pineapples into this paleo pineapple fried rice to infuse the sweet and savory flavors together. I don’t know about you, but the combo of pineapples and pork is a match made in heaven.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

The pineapple adds a delicious flavor and sweetness without overpowering the flavors in this paleo pineapple fried rice, and it goes so well with the spices like coconut aminos and tumeric. I usually don’t like dishes that are too sweet, but this tasted perfectly balanced and I ended up eating way more than I intended.

Of course, the main star of the dish is the pork tenderloin. I’ve never grilled pork tenderloin before this, but you bet that’ll be the only way I cook it from now on because it turned out fantastic! It formed a beautiful golden crust on the outside, while being super moist inside. The marinade gives it an amazing flavor and my husband kept saying I have to make it again soon.

If you own a grill, I couldn’t suggest this recipe enough! But even if you don’t, you can always use the broiler to cook up this easy and delicious dish that everyone will go crazy for.

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork TenderloinPaleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork Tenderloin

Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 458 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Celebrate summer with this Whole30 and Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice, served with perfectly juicy and flavorful grilled pineapple pork tenderloin.

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Ingredients

Pineapple Grilled Pork

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 6 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin

Pineapple Fried Rice

  • 1 large cauliflower or 5 cups of pre-riced cauliflwoer
  • 4 tsp coconut oil divided
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tsp sea salt divided
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • Optional: Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Pineapple Grilled Pork

  1. Combine pineapple, coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, dijon mustard, and sea salt in a food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Add the pork to a large resealable bag, then pour in the marinade. 

  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight. 

  4. Remove the pork from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while you prepare the grill. Discard the marinade.

  5. Preheat the grill to high.

  6. Place the pork tenderloin over direct heat and close the lid. Grill for one minute. 

  7. Repeat for the 3 remaining sides of the pork.

  8. Move the pork to indirect heat and grill for 4 minutes with the lid closed. 

  9. Flip and repeat, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140 degrees F.

  10. Remove from the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes. Make the Pineapple Fried Rice while the pork rests.

Pineapple Fried Rice

  1. If using a whole cauliflower, remove the leaves off the cauliflower and cut off the florets from the roots.

  2. Use a cheese grater or a food processor with a grater attachment, and grate the cauliflower into the size of rice. Set aside. 

  3. Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  4. Add the eggs and cook stirring for 1 minutes, until the eggs are set and scrambled. Transfer to a dish and set aside

  5. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in the same skillet. 

  6. Add onion, carrot, red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, and 1 tsp sea salt.

  7. Cook stirring for 4-5 minutes until the onion is softened.

  8. Add cauliflower rice, pineapple, coconut aminos, turmeric, and 1 tsp sea salt.

  9. Stir together to coat, then close the lid. Lower the heat to medium low and let it cook for 5 minutes.

  10. Uncover, add scrambled eggs and green onions, and stir.

  11. Remove from heat and plate. Cut the pork into thin slices and add to the pineapple fried rice. 

  12. If using, garnish with cilantro before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 458 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 2648mg 110%
Potassium 1092mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 43g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 76.6%
Vitamin C 100.3%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chimichurri Skirt Steak

Whether you are eating paleo, Whole30, AIP, or keto, this Chimichurri Skirt Steak is the perfect celebratory menu item that comes together quickly and easily!

Chimichurri Skirt Steak Paleo

Is there anything better in this world than a properly grilled steak?? (No. The answer is no.) We grill steak about once every 2 weeks in our household and it’s definitely an indulgence. We only buy grass-fed, pasture-raised steaks from US Wellness Meats, and that can get a bit pricy if we aren’t careful. And when it’s a special treat like that, I get pretty devastated if it doesn’t taste right.

Thankfully, I’ve perfected my steak recipe over the past few years, and I love how it turns out almost every time now. And with the addition of my Creamy Chimichurri Sauce, it tastes amazing even when I overcook the steak sometimes.

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If you don’t own a grill, you can broil your chimichurri skirt steak or cook it on a cast-iron skillet. The creamy tartness of the sauce compliments the steak perfectly and I can’t believe I only discovered this combo recently.

The best part, of course, is the leftovers, and I love to enjoy the steak the next day on a salad, tacos, or stir-fry. If you’ve been intimidated about cooking steak in the past, don’t be. It’s actually really easy, and the result is just so dang delicious!

Chimichurri Skirt Steak Paleo

Chimichurri Skirt Steak Paleo

Chimichurri Skirt Steak

Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 8 minutes
Author: Jean Choi

Whether you are eating paleo, Whole30, AIP, or keto, this Chimichurri Skirt Steak is the perfect celebratory menu item that comes together quickly and easily!

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Ingredients

Marinade

Instructions

  1. Place the skirt steak inside a plastic ziplock bag.
  2. Whisk together all ingredients for the marinade pour into the steak over the steak.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. You can make the Creamy Chimichurri Sauce during this time.
  4. Remove the steak from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  5. Heat the grill to high.
  6. Grill the steak 3-5 minutes per side for medium rare, depending on the thickness of the steak. Cook longer if desired.
  7. Let the steak for 10 minutes, before slicing thinly against the grain.
  8. Drizzle Creamy Chimichurri Sauce over the steak before serving.
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Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Get your grill ready because you’ll want to try these Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers. They are easy to make, Whole30-friendly, and so so delicious!

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

I’m so excited to share this recipe because I love it so much that I actually made it twice this week. Shrimp is one of those things I tend to forget about and then when I do remember to cook them, I can’t get over how delicious they are. Especially when paired with some delicious spices and flavors, it really can’t be beat.

This recipe started out with me just putting random ingredients together that I had in the kitchen to make the marinade. This is how some of my best recipes start sometimes. Nothing planned, just organically coming together from me experimenting with whatever available ingredients I have. It’s just the best feeling when it turns out as amazing as these Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers.

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

What is it about food on stick that makes them so much more tastier? These Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers are the best cooked on the grill, but you can still enjoy them if you don’t have one. Just broil them for the same amount of time, or you can just pan fry them without putting them on skewers. Although, if you are like me, that’s definitely not as fun to eat!

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Paleo Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

Get your grill ready because you'll want to try these Grilled Lemon Curry Shrimp Skewers. They are easy to make, Whole30-friendly, and so so delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Fresh basil or cilantro for garnish
  • Metal or bamboo skewers

Marinade

Instructions

  1. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and place in a plastic ziplock bag.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade.
  3. Pour the marinade in the bag with the shrimp and toss to coat.
  4. Place the shrimp in the refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes - 3 hours.
  5. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before cooking.
  6. Heat the grill to high.
  7. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and thread on to the skewers.
  8. Grill for 2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice and garnish with basil or cilantro before serving.

Recipe Notes

Don't have a grill? You can broil or pan fry these shrimp for the same amount of time!

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