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Cuban friends over for dinner - I have pork loin in the freezer. What to make?

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FrannieM Jun 24, 2013 06:44 AM

It's a weeknight so it can't be TOO complicated. But I could start a marinade or a brine tonight. Dinner is tomorrow. Suggestions??

  1. Sra. Swanky Jun 24, 2013 09:13 AM

    Make lechon asado! Here's a recipe straight out of the The Three Guys From Miami Cookbook (one of my favorites). You can also use the pork to make Cuban sandwiches. Disfrutalo!

    http://icuban.com/food/lechon_asado.html

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    1. re: Sra. Swanky
      monavano Jun 24, 2013 11:11 AM

      Pork loin is rather lean and the asado calls for shoulder.
      I wouldn't braise.

    2. 1POINT21GW Jun 24, 2013 10:38 AM

      Roasted pork tenderloin with red chile jelly and goat cheese
      Pan fried or grilled pork chops
      Chicken fried pork chops
      Sweet and sour pork with white rice

      I wouldn't worry about making something Cuban. I'd just make what you're good at and what you like.

      1. monavano Jun 24, 2013 11:12 AM

        Sear and bake (if more cooking needed) whole to medium. Whatever you'd like as far as seasoning or rub.
        Or- slice and pound thin to make fried cutlets.
        Don't braise.

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