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Jun 24, 2013 06:44 AM

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

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??

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  1. 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!

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    1. re: Sra. Swanky

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

    2. 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. 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.