6.01.2008

Totally Tropical Pork Mojo


With summers heat and humidity creeping in the desire to eat or even cook inside seems to fade.

Start with a pork tenderloin, you may have to trim the excess fat and pull off the "silverskin" before this is ready to marinate in the MOJO baby.

The Mojo sauce or marinate is a very common in Cuban cuisine. It's simple as pie to make and is lip smacking good.

Tropical Mojo

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • Juice of 2 limes & half an orange (traditionally a sour orange is used in place of the orange and lime)
  • A bunch of fresh oregano & cilantro chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Splash of vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water

Heat the oil over medium high heat; throw in the sliced cloves till lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a quick boil.

After the Mojo has cooled allow tenderloin to marinate in this for at least 24 hours.

This totally tropical pork mojo was served with the following!

  • Grilled onions
  • Grilled asparagus
  • Grilled plantains mmm
  • Black beans with cilantro, cheese and grilled onion
Nicely washed down with a DOUBLE IPA homebrew from two good friends. Very malty, sweet and high in booze. Tasted like a cross between a Sam Adams and a Dogfish 90 min..

Damn fine.

2 comments:

onesnap said...

I will try this. I think you meant garlic cloves not clothes. ;)

Hope your move went well!

kopykat chef said...

Nice way to start the summer dining season. I will try this myself some evening.....