Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What's Cooking Wednesday - Sassy Mojo Pork

Thanks to Linda for reminding us about pitching yesterday.Being prepared to promote ourselves at any moment doesn't come easy for a lot of us. Good advice.

And I'm over at Carolyn Schriber's blog, doing a recap of what's happened since I was her guest a year ago.

Now - Happy Anniversary to the Hubster (and me). This is year number 42 for us. And yes, faithful followers of this blog have seen the picture before. I'm in a rut--I post it every year on August 24th.

As for What's Cooking Wednesday - I'm going to see how the feature goes, so keep the feedback coming. And feel free to share one of your own recipes.

Today's recipe is for a grilled pork tenderloin, a favorite dish  around our house. Easy to mix up the marinade, and Hubster is generally happy to man the grill.

Click for the recipe:

Sassy Mojo Pork

2 ¾ to 1 lb. Pork tenderloins
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, rinsed (can be adjusted for your heat preference)
½ c orange juice
¼ c coarsely chopped onion
2 T snipped oregano (or 2 t dried)
2 T lime juice
1 T honey
1 T cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ t salt

Combine peppers, orange juice, onion, oregano, lime juice, honey, oil, garlic & salt in blender or food processor. Process or blend until nearly smooth.

Place meat in plastic bag; pour marinade over. Refrigerate 2 hours (not longer).

Drain meat, discard marinade.

Grill to internal temperature of 160, about 20 minutes. Remove from grill, cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh oregano leaves.

Should anyone be inclined to offer anniversary 'gifts' -- I'd love some more followers, especially readers, and some more clicks on the like button on the sidebar, and tweets, etc., below the post. I'm still trying to figure out what the +1 button does, so give it a try and let me know what happened. Come back tomorrow, and I'll have gifts for you.

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Jess said...

Happy 42nd! :)

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Jess.

Sue-Ellen Welfonder said...

Happy anniversary, Terry! Love the wedding photo. Love the recipe, too. It sounds delicious. Great new feature. :)

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Sue-Ellen. And feel free to contribute a recipe. Just not haggis; don't think my readers would try that one.

Patricia Stoltey said...

The foodie photos made my mouth water. I love your recipe feature.

And happy anniversary. 42 years is awesome.

Karen C said...

Congratulations on your 42nd anniversary - how wonderful!

This looks like a great recipe and I can't wait until DH comes home to grill it. I don't grill, but it's been far too hot to even think of grilling here anyway.

I just burst out laughing when you asked Sue-Ellen not to share any haggis recipes - good decision!

Hope you have great plans to celebrate tonight!

Terry Odell said...

Patricia - thanks (and share a recipe!)

Karen - Grilling is one of those things that it's best to pretend you don't do, even if you do. Otherwise, you're likely to get more work thrust upon you.

Mason Canyon said...

I'm technically a day late now that it's after midnight here, but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Have you have many, many more happy years.

Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

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Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Mason