Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chipotle Orange Pork "Steaks"

   This is a really fantastic all-seasons marinade.  Roast or pan sear for the colder months, and grill when the weather allows.  Cutting a pork loin into medallions allows you to enjoy the heartiness of a steak without the heaviness of red meat or the price tag of a good cut of beef.  (Though, this would be great on a flat iron or flank steak or chicken if you don't do the mammal thing.)
Chipotle Orange Pork "Steaks"
1 1/4-1 1/2 lb pork loin cut into steaks about 1 1/4 in. thick
zest of 1 orange
juice of 2 oranges (~3/4 C, maybe a little more)
1 lrg chipotle
1 tsp of adobo sauce (that the chipotle is packaged in)
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

   Combine all ingredients except pork. 
   Between two piece of plastic wrap very lightly pound meat to help tenderize it.  Put in marinade.  Marinate for 1-12 hours, the longer the better.
   Shake off excess marinade and sprinkle a tiny bit more salt on pork.  Place on hot grill.  (If you are using charcoal, throw on a couple hunks of wood to give a nice smokey flavor)  Grill 5-6 min per side.
   While pork is grilling, pour excess marinade into a pot.  Heat over medium/med-high until it starts to bubble.  Reduce by half to form sauce.
   Let pork rest for 3-4 minutes under a foil tent.  Serve and spoon sauce over.
   Serves 4.

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1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, I gotta say that I really miss pork...

    xoxo ~ Courtney


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