June 9, 2010

What's for dinner? BBQ!!

So I confess, I write my blog entrys different days than they get posted. You probably knew that already. But today's "What's for dinner?" was actually written while I was cooking THIS dinner. It was delicious, and will DEFINITELY be cooked again.

(this is actually my photo this time, lol!)

Adobo Pork Chops, Quinoa and Broccoli

The recipe for the pork came out of a cookbook Hubby's dad gave him -The Ultimate Grilling Cookbook by Better Homes and Gardens.

Pork Chop Ingredients:
6 Boneless pork loin chops, cut 3/4" thick
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 tsp hot chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground red pepper (optional, if you want a little extra heat)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cloves garlic, minced (I accidentally doubled this this evening, but we love garlic, so I don't expect a problem :-P)
2 tbsp sipped fresh cilantro

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients (except the pork silly!)
Combine marinade and pork in a zip-top bag and marinate for 2-24 hours (we did it for 1 hr, and just in the marinade bowl - I didn't start early enough to warrant the baggie :-P) turning bag occasionally
Drain chops and discard marinade
Grill over medium head for 8-11 minutes, or until juices run clear, turning once halfway through grilling.

For Quinoa, cook exactly like rice - I added 2 chicken bouillon to the cup of water (I know, only 1/cup! whatever!) for a little more flavor.

Steam broccoli until tender

Put it all on a plate, and EAT!

1 comment:

Robert said...

When are you cooking for me again? Sounds and LOOKS Great!