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Puerco Adobo report, the BEST!

ChefRDChefRD Posts: 438
edited 8:37AM in EggHead Forum
<p />Big Murth
I tried your puerco adobo recipe on a pork loin last night and I have to say that without it a doubt, it was the "best" dang pork loin I have ever done! I was leery about that many jalapenos so I used only about 3/4 of your recommendation and it was just perfect. It could have been a little tho, and I wouldn't have minded at all. Next time I'll use all the suggested amount. ;) I love spicy foods and this made the pork loin something I will definitely do again. It had lots of flavor and not much heat at all.
I marinated for 24 hours and the meat was exceptionally juicy and tender, and thats after I cooked it to about 160* internal. (Wife will not touch pink pork).
This is a keeper!, so for all you eggheads that haven't tried it, I highly recommend it if you like spicy meats.
Later, ChefRD


  • ChefRD,
    Hola Amigo,[p]I live in Cabo San Lucas & just read your comment & picture on Adobo puerco. Can I get the recipe[p]Muchas Gracias

  • PainterPainter Posts: 464
    Mañana Mike, The recipe is listed under new recipes under pork and is listed as Big Murths Puerco Adobo.
    Good Luck

  • ChefRDChefRD Posts: 438
    Mañana Mike,
    hello Mike, I see painter has already told you where to find the recipe but, forgive my ignorance, where exactly is Cabo San Lucas? :-). Anyway, try the recipe and I'm sure you will like it.
    later, ChefRD.[p]

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Mañana Mike, here it is exactly like I copied from Big Murth:[p]Big Murth's "Puerco Adobo"
    Submitted by: Steve Murtha [email protected] [p]Succulent and simple, this Southwestern variation on Pork Tenderloin will keep them coming back for more. The finished product is a lot milder than the marinade, so even Granny and the other tenderfoots will enjoy. Serve with Garlic-Rosemary mashed potatoes, and in some HD foil, chop up a vegetable medley w/mushrooms and garlic, drizzle over with balsamic vinegar and olive oil w/some oregano sprinkled on, and place on the Egg about 1/3 through the cook. [p]Ingredients:
    • 2 lb Pork Tenderloin(s)
    • 1 12oz. jar of jalapeno peppers, undrained
    • 4 Tbs Oregano
    • 4 Clove Garlic, chopped
    • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
    • 4 tsp Cider or red wine vinegar
    • 4 Tbs Olive Oil
    • 1 tsp Black Pepper
    • ½ tsp Salt [p]Preparation Directions:
    Combine all the ingredients, except the pork, in the blender or food processor.
    Place the pork tenderloins in a large plastic food storage bag, or glass dish and immerse in the marinade from the blender.
    Cover and marinate in refrigerator 4-24 hours. [p]Cooking Directions:
    Let the tenderloins sit out when you start your Egg, to get to room temperature.
    Fire up the Egg, and bring it up to 300-325. A light wood, like apple or cherry would be appropriate to the delicate nature of the pork, or no wood at all. Up to you.
    Stabilize temperature, and place pork on, direct.
    Turn after ten minutes, and spoon on some of the reserved marinade.
    Repeat after ten minutes on other side.
    Now's the time to throw on any veggies you'd like to cook, too.
    Keep an eye on your temps, and pull your tenderloin off when internal temp hits 145-150, lower if you like a little more pink in the middle.[p]Special Instructions:
    • If you like, heat up the reserved marinade on the stove, serve as a topping.[p]

  • Big MurthBig Murth Posts: 350
    Yo Chef....Cabo San Lucas, is....for of my next ports of call as it sits on the very southerntip of Baja California...errr, Mexico... on Mexico's Southwestern peninsula...great golf courses, great water, great kickback action...I am told. This fella posting is truly down in God's country. But then again, he had to check his firearms at the border.

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