Friday, August 28, 2009

sunday dinner redux - love on a plate with a twist I

Pork a la Criolla

This is a fabulously flavorful Puerto Rican-seasoned roast pork flavored with the most basic of ingredients. The beautiful part is that you don't really have to remember to marinate the pork overnight; simply rubbing the pork with the ingredients and popping it in the oven or on the grill will also yield delicious results!
The seasoning is well-suited to all types of pork; center-cut roasts, tenderloins, pork chops, and if you're tired of barbecue, even ribs.
Try this on beef and chicken as well; if marinating, chicken will take much less time.

Did I mention roast potatoes with this seasoning? Try it!

2 to 3 lbs. lean pork (roast, tenderloin, chops)
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
4 cloves garlic, crushed (more or less if you like)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon salt

Either marinate the pork in a plastic zipper bag overnight in the refrigerator, or simply rub seasoning on meat; either will yield a delicious result. Roast or grill as desired, until pork reaches an internal temperature of 165 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you're feeling extravagant... a golden saffron rice with peas is wonderful with this; on a budget... mashed potatoes and salad and/or a favorite green veggie would be the perfect accompaniment.
Oh, and of course... your favorite libation. Pork a la Criolla is full of assertive flavors; something light would be ideal.


Pixie's Purpose said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm printing it off to try it on my guys. Thanks.

Curtis Collectables :) said...

I wish I liked pork. This sounds amazing.

Amooretto said...

okay, now that picture just looks yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe!

The3Maries said...

Sounds yummy! Saving the recipe:)

Lonesome Road Studio said...

Thanks, my husband really likes it. I don't really eat red meat myself but I do sample what I make and this is very yummy!

Rachel said...

I don't usually eat pork, but all the seasonings sound delicious!


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