Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chipotle Tabasco-Marinated Pork

One of my favorite kitchen ingredients is chipotle Tabasco sauce. The hubby and I discovered it a few years ago, and it's smoky and spicy, but still calm enough to use as even a dipping sauce (we sprinkle it on our tacos sometimes).

This is an adaptation of a Tabasco marinade recipe, and it combines the smoky, spicy goodness of chipotle Tabasco with the sweeteness of citrus juice. Like a mojo marinade with some extra kick.

I love this with pork, but I think it would be equally good with chicken, or even shrimp, if I ate shrimp. The Tabasco folks recommend setting aside some of this marinade to serve as a dipping sauce at the table. Which would be good, although I still like the heat of the sauce straight from the bottle.

Chipotle Tabasco-Marinated Pork
Serves 4

1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. minced garlic
1/2 c. orange juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
1/4 c. lime juice (preferably fresh-squeezed)
1/4 c. Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 lbs. boneless pork

1. Combine olive oil, garlic, juices, pepper sauce, salt, and cumin. Poor over pork and place in a covered dish resealable bag. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

2. Grill pork over medium heat until cooked to desired doneness (which, in my case, was slightly overdone, because I'm not used to our new grill). Let rest before serving.

6 comments:

Carla and Michael said...

Nice marinade. I haven't tried the chipotle tabasco sauce yet (was afraid it'd be too hot). Going to have to put it on my shopping list now.
Thanks.

Nikki said...

this looks and sounds delicious! i just came across your blog for the first time and it's adorable! i love your profile pictures and it looks like you make some pretty tasty stuff!
~nikki
www.makeandtakeblog.com

Joanne said...

Whoa this is BURSTING with flavor. Love the marinade!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I love this recipe! I love to grill and I am always looking for a new marinade to try out. I just signed up to follow your blog and I will be checking back often to see what other great recipes you have posted!

girlichef said...

I keep meaning to try that chipotle tabasco, but I don't really see it that often...which is probably why I never remember to try it. This marinade sounds great...I actually really want it w/ some shrimp now that you've mentioned it ;)

Sophie said...

A divine & tasty recipe!

MMMMM,..That dish must be full of real flavours!

kisses from Brussels!