Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I may not have fancy pictures, but

...the food still tastes amazing.

Today was beyond busy and hectic. I'll spare you the details, but if my candle had three ends, I would be burning them all these past couple of days. I am sure you can relate. Can I get an "amen?"

I saw this recipe and decide to give it a whirl. Except I marinated the pork loin overnight in the marinade to make it a bit more flavorful. Oh, and you know how I mentioned I've been busy? Instead of the 8 ingredient marinade, I used 4 ingredients.

All of this culminated in a really, really tasty meal that all four of us gobbled up for dinner tonight. It was super tasty, but sadly, the picture I snapped doesn't do it justice (it was taken between trying to inhale my dinner and getting out the door to an early evening commitment):

I realize this photo looks nasty, not tasty. I do. I almost didn't post a picture and instead relied on the beautiful, professionally created picture-

I blame the poor lighting in my kitchen.

Anyway, give this recipe a whirl, it was a great answer to a busy weeknight meal. We served it up with some stir-fried pea pods and it was a hit. A definite make-again.

Hoison Marinated Pork

1 - 2-3 pound pork loin
1 cup of teriyaki sauce (we used Trader Joe's Soyaki) or hoison sauce
1 tablespoon of fresh ground ginger
2 cloves of garlic, minced
dash of crushed red pepper

Mix the teriyaki sauce, ginger, garlic and red pepper. Pour over pork and marinate overnight.

In the morning, heat a large skillet over high heat and sear the pork on all four sides before placing the pork AND the marinade into the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours, high 4-5 hours.

Remove from heat and let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Slice thin and serve.

Serves 6-8.

Love my recipes, not my pictures-


Tabitha Blue said...

I'm not usually into pork.. but this looks and sounds delicious! I just might have to try it!



Live.Love.Eat said...

I love pork tenderloin with hoisin sauce. Simple but perfect!