From My Kitchen: Peruvian Marinade

It’s about that time that the grilling starts. Marinades are essential right now. BBQ sauce is delicious, and you can get some really, really great store bought marinades. But I know that some of you want to make their own, something to wow family and friends, something you can’t go and buy in a store. And if you live in an apartment, or just don’t have a backyard or even a grill, then you can make your protein in a grill pan, or even a George Foreman grill. You gotta be resourceful when it comes to cooking out of the ordinary. This marinade is Peruvian, or even Peruvian inspired, and it’s super tasty! I actually made it in my grill pan on my stove top, and it was so juicy and yummy. I used pork chops this partticular time, but chicken will work just as nicely. Maybe even flank steak? You decide….

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound of pork chops (or protein of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of Choipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Add all ingredients, except the pork, into a bowl, and combine.

Add the pork to the marinade, mix and store in a glass bowl or ziplock bag and let it marinate for 4 – 12 hours.

In a grilling pan, heat more olive oil over medium heat, and add the pork. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes on each side. If you use an outside grill, cook according to your usual grilling practices.

Serve with salad, or whatever you like really, there’s no right and wrong here! Just enjoy!

Bon Appétit!

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