I have no idea why we made this dish or how it came about. I am thinking we were watching something with Mexican food involved and then we just had to have something Mexican. I think other than Italian food Mexican is my all time favorite cuisine. I am not this kind of a chef but I do love anything Mexican or even close to being Mexican cuisine. Other than going out to eat, making new things that I have found on the Internet has been a lot of fun.
I had a recipe in mind and DH found it on the Internet. This site had some good recipes and this one was a great one!
Pork Chimichurri Recipe (Mexican Pork)
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
4 TBS olive oil
2 TBS each crumbled oregano and chopped fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each crushed red pepper flakes, ground black pepper and white pepper.
Combine all ingredients together well in a plastic zip bag and refrigerate 4-24 hours. Prepare hot grill and remove pork from marinade. Toss remaining marinade. Skewer cubes and grill to cook evenly. Serve with sweet potato pieces and Plano peppers alongside rice and black beans.
We didn't exactly follow the directions the way it said. We did manage to marinate the pork for about 6 hours, but we have a nice grill skillet and we used that instead of the skewers. It worked very well and the pork was very tender.
I didn't have any sweet potatoes or poblano peppers but I did make black beans and rice and we ate the pork over that. It truly was yummy and not your typical taco or burrito sort of food. This is a keeper that I think we will eat again and again!