Since I can’t have all the preservatives in the pre-packaged, pre-marinated pork loin that they sell at the market, I have to make my own.
It’s not that hard to do exactly, just takes some thinking ahead. Can’t just open the plastic package from the store and throw it on the grill. But it’s just about as easy… plus maybe four hours.
This is where PLANNING comes in. I know, I know. We don’t want to have to plan ahead- because we might want to eat something else at the last minute. Tough. This isn’t a restaurant. Close, but not. And I hate to shop for groceries. I actually try to limit my trips to the store to one a week. Sometimes that works. Ususally it’s two. whatever.
Here’s what I do…
Marinade: mix in a large ziplock bag, with pork loin. Marinate several hours, or overnight.
1 cup of orange juice- just enough to surround the pork when the air is pressed out of the bag. your mileage may vary.
1 small onion- chopped
5 cloves of garlic- chopped
a bunch of chili powder, I suppose it’s about 3 or 4 tablespoons
maybe some cumin, some pepper and sea salt or italian seasoning if I have it.
Close the ziplock bag while trying to squeeze out all the air. Flip the bag every 1/2 an hour or so while it’s in the refrigerator, if you remember to. It helps circulate all the flavors around. mmmmmmmmmmm
Then you can open the plastic bag and throw it on the grill just like the other kind.