Sunday, September 7, 2008

Recipe of the Day: Grilled Tequila Lime Pork Loin and Grilled Eggplant Farro Salad

Grilled Eggplant Farro Salad
Tequila Lime Pork Loin
I've finally figured out how to take better close-up pics of my food, thanks to my Pudding Buddy. She mentioned that I may not be using the macro setting correctly, and lo and behold, my photos are magically better. Anyway, I was inspired by last friday's lunch to do something fun w/ Farro. And thanks to Bobby Flay, I attempted to recreate his Farro Salad. I must admit that is one tasty salad. Try it! The sherry vinaigrette that goes on top added a tarty/tangy taste to the nutty grain. It's making me such a huge fan of farro.

The Tequila Lime Pork Loin was Raquel's idea, inspired by the Reno-Rib Cookoff, specifically our favorite vendor: Kinder's. Their ribs were so tasty and "fall right off the bone", that we had to buy one of their rubs: the tequila lime rub. I ended up seasoning the pork with that rub, extra virgin olive oil, a touch of hawaiian salt, and pepper. Then, threw it on the grill for about 6 minutes per side. All I have to say is this is now one of my favorite meals. The flavor of the pork was outstanding, and the meat was so juicy and tender. I love my grill.


sidewalk monkey said...

YUM. And yay grill!

Michelle said...

it's really kinda sad that i've taken on the nickname "pudding buddy" when i don't think i've eaten a lick of pudding since that summer school pudding eating contest that made me sick to my stomach. were you there?

i'm always amazed by the stuff you cook...raquel is so spoiled. ;)

SurfRunner said...

We had a pudding eating contest? really? what grade was that? you'd think i'd remember something like that. I do remember making bread pudding, poi, and lomi salmon for a luau during summer school though. were you there for that?

heh, thanks. She keeps telling me she got a huge upgrade considering she used to survive off of pho and protein bars.