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Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork Chops

cuban mojo marinated pork

I am in search of new grilling and marinade recipes.  Sometimes it is easy to get stuck doing the same ol same ol every day.  This marinade is a little sweet and tangy at the same time.  It would also be great on chicken or swordfish.  We all agreed it should be in the rotation!

Cuban Marinated Pork Chops
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Serves: 8
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ¼ mint
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 8 pork chops
  1. Place extra virgin olive oil thru cumin in a food processor and run until it is finely chopped. Add the marinade to a zip lock bag. Add the zest to the bag and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the pork chops and marinate at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  3. Grill at high temperature until cooked through, 8- 10 minutes.


Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin


pork chimichurri

Chimichurri Sauce is a parsley, garlic herb sauce that is served with beef in Argentina.  It’s usually used to both marinate the meat and then on the side as a sauce with the grilled meat.  Think of it as Argentina’s pesto sauce.  The traditional recipe is just parsley but you can add cilantro, oregano, or a mix of fresh herbs.  Get the basic recipe down pat and then experiment. Continue reading Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin

Brandied Peach Pork Chops

brandied peach pork chops

Yesterday was Sunday and I had free time and made Chicken with Zucchini Spaghetti for Bill and I for lunch.  I told him I didn’t know what I was making for dinner, but wanted to “make something really good”.  He said well after this great lunch the bar is set high :)  I took out on my walk and was trying to think of what to make and had absolutely no idea.  Does that ever happen to you?  I was stuck.  I called him and said ok, chicken, pork or steak? Continue reading Brandied Peach Pork Chops

Banh Mi-Pork Meatball

banh miLast Friday the sandwich of the night was a Banh Mi Pork Meatball Sandwich.  Banh Mi is a Vietnamese street food staple.  It’s on a classic french baguette, with a creamy spicy siracha sauce, savory pork meatballs and a crunchy sweet & spicy slaw made with carrots and daikon radish.  All the flavors come together in a totally delicious sandwich!

I used the recipe from Bon Appetit and followed it exactly.  It was perfect!  Get the recipe here Banh Mi Pork Meatball Sandwich.