Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pork Loin in Chipotle Sauce



Here you have the perfect recipe for this Xmas or New Year’s Eve, it’s so easy and delicious! I hope you like it.


Ingredients:
  • 6 lbs. Pork Loin
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 4 small Bay Leaves (2 large ones)
  • 2-3 Cubes Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • ½ Tbsp Dry Oregano
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (100-200 g)
  • 2 Cans Beer (355ml each)



Place the Chipotle peppers in the blender, season them with the dry oregano, salt and pepper to taste; also add in four garlic cloves, one bay leave and two cubes of chicken flavor bouillon, to this also add in half the beer.  (I used a large can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, but the spiciness of this dish depends on you, feel free to add as many peppers as you like.  My Pork Loin didn't turn out spicy at all,  the beer balances the heat of the peppers really well, but feel free to use less peppers if you like!)


(I also used two cans of beer, but if you prefer a less stronger flavor feel free to only use one can of beer and replace the second can with 355ml of water or chicken broth!)


So blend all the ingredients in the blender on high speed for about 2 minutes or until well combined into a sauce.


Place the Pork Loin in a baking dish, rub it with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Grab a knife and make some cuts on the surface of the pork loin. (The cuts don't have to be deep at all. Make them about ½ inch deep.)


Pour the Chipotle sauce all over the Pork Loin and rub the sauce really well onto the pork loin, make sure the meat is well seasoned on all sides.  And also try to get some of the sauce in the cuts you made on the pork loin.


Pour the leftover beer or water or chicken broth into the baking dish with the pork loin, also add in the left over bay leaves and one or two more whole chipotle peppers. Marinate this in the refrigerator for at least one hour before cooking it. If you have more time, feel free to marinate it for more time. (Overnight will be perfect!)


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Before you place the Pork Loin into the oven, baste it with the beer liquid, then cover it with aluminum foil, the bake it at 350ºF for one hour.


After an hour, remove it from the oven, set the oven temperature to 400ºF.


Baste the Pork Loin with its cooking liquid, leave it uncovered and place it in the oven and continue to bake, uncovered, for about 40 more minutes or until the Pork Loin is well cooked.


The internal temperature of the Cooked Pork Loin should be 160ºF. After it reaches that temperature the loin is ready.  Remove it from the oven, baste it again with its cooking liquid, cover it with aluminum foil, and  let it stand for 5 minutes before serving it.  

Garnish with a bit of its own cooking liquid and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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