Saturday, 12 February 2011

Grilled Chipotle Pork Steaks

It's great having a butcher in walking distance....they do a fabulous range of homemade pies (courtesy of Simon the Pieman), which are great when I haven't got anything for dinner. However, always one for a bargain, pork steaks were on special this week. Here's a quick and easy way to give them some Mexican flair.

Chipotle marinade for pork steaks (serves 2)

2 juicy pork steaks*
1 chipotle pepper
1 clove garlic
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp agave syrup (or honey)
1 tbsp tomato paste
4 tbsp water
1 pepper, sliced

Place everything (except the pepper) in a mixer and blend until smooth. Put the steaks in a shallow baking pan, add the sauce and marinade for several hours (or overnight if you have time). Scatter the pepper slices over the top and cook under a hot grill for 8-10 mins before turning and grilling for another 8-10 mins depending on the thickness of the steaks. Serve with rice and pinto beans.

*While I normally buy pork loin, last night's supper was made using leg steaks; not only did they taste better, but the meat was very tender. I would highly recommend this cut.

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