Sunday, April 21, 2013

"You're Mocking Me Aren't You?" Mole Marinade

I've got a pork loin defrosting and, since Mexican food flavors are always welcome here, the boys are having mock mole tonight.

I made a marinade with the flavors of a mole sauce without soaking or roasting ingredients and by using ingredients safe for my Bub.  There are no raisins here but the Coke will bring some sweetness and some acid like a marinade needs.

** I will post photos of the dinner later today! **

1/4 cup Coke
1 tablespoon oil
Chili powder
Pinch of cumin
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Pinch of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon crushed peanuts

Combine all ingredients and pour into a gallon size ziplock bag.  Add the pork loin.  Massage the marinade around to coat the meat.  Place in the fridge, turning over the bag and massaging the meat periodically throughout the day.

Remove loin from marinade and pat dry.  Grill on medium-high heat for about 20 minutes with the lid closed or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees at the thickest part of the loin.

Remove from heat, cover loosely with foil and allow the meat to rest for about 10 minutes.

Slice and savor.

"To infinity and beyond!"

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