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!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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