When did December become filled with dinner parties?
I vaguely remember it being a nice boring month with the exception of my birthday and Christmas… but nowadays I seem to have 1-2 mandatory food related functions per week. While I sure do enjoy free food, it wears you down after a while… and by Christmas, all I want to do is spend my vacation days lounging in some sweat pants watching horrible movies.
Fear not, I will find some time in-between the parties to cook at least two Poormet worthy meals per week.
These pork loins have been on sale quite frequently over the last couple months… and when it comes to these cheap cuts, if you put in a little effort the night before cooking you’ll end up with a very edible dinner.
We’re starting off December with some heat. If you’ve ever had those chilies in adobo sauce, imagine that smothered all over your pork with a full night for all of those deliciously spicy flavors to soak in.
Aside: If you know of any good places to buy some spices on the cheap leave a message below, I may have to start actively looking to stock my pantry… I’m running dangerously low on certain items and it is rather expensive to buy these from the grocery store on a whim.
I ran out of gas for the grill halfway through cooking so had to switch to the stove (rookie mistake). I figured the pork would come out way too dry so I used some spicy steak sauce to give it a bit more juice.
If you can manage to cook it properly, you won’t need the sauce (but if you have some, go for it anyway).
For this easy to follow recipe, pork loin marinates in an adobo sauce overnight and grilled until tender.