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Chili-marinated Pork

3 tb Pasillo chilis, ground
1 ts Salt, coarse or Kosher
1/2 ts Cumin, ground
2 tb Oil, vegetable
1 tb Lime juice, fresh
3 cl Garlic, minced
2 lb Pork tenderloin


Mix chili, de-seeded*, salt,& cumin in small bowl. Stir in oil and lime juice to make a smooth paste. Add garlic. Butterfly the port by cutting lengthwise and 2/3 of the way through, leaving meat in one piece; spread meat flat. Cut tenderloin crosswise into 6 equal pieces. Place port betwen pieces of plastic wrap and pound with meat mallet to 1/4 in. thickness. Spread chili paste on both sides of pork pieces to coat evenly. Place in shallow glass baking dish. Marinate, covered in fridge or 3 hours. Prepare grill. Grill pork for 8-10 mins. turning once. *Toast dried peppers before mixing paste. Heat ungreased heavy skillet over med. heat, place chilies in the skillet in a single layer. Cook for 2 minutes the color changes slightly, press down with a spatula and turn occasionally. When chilies cool enough to handle, cut each one open and pull out the seeds and ribbing.


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