The flavor in this marinade is really wonderful. I tripled the garlic and left out the cloves and cinnamon for DH's taste. I can see how someone put this in their best of the year cookbook.
I had a small pork loin and cut it into 1 inch portions which we marinated in the recipe. We grilled on low heat and they were tender and delicious. I will also try this with chicken as the flavors are so tasty.
Awesome! We loved, loved, loved the aroma and unique flavor of this marinade. We often have pork tenderloins since thay are so easy to cook on busy weeknights and go with everything. Last night we had this with sauteed yellow and pattypan squash, leeks, and olive oil, and some baked apples and sweet potatoes mashed with Bourbon, sour cream, and butter. Delicious!
This marinade was very tasty. I marinated for 24 hours and then used Perfect Pork Tenderloin Perfect Pork Tenderloin to cook it. It was so tender my 9 month old ate it with just his 2 teeth. Very good and company worthy!
Recipe was easy and smelled very good when cooking, but it lacked the flavour I was expecting. Marinated it 8 hours, but I cooked it in the oven, so maybe it needed to be grilled as stated in the directions. I had higher hopes for the balsamic/chili powder combo. With so many tasty way to prepare a tenderloin I will not likely try this again.
Very yummy!! I used it on chops and grilled outside. Tasty, smokey flavor. Thanks!
Since my husband is not a fan of pork tenderloins, I made this marinade for pork chops. It was delicious! We grilled the bone-in thick pork chops for 5 min. on each side and then let them sit for 5 min. They had so much flavor. What a nice surprise. I served noodle kugle (with no fruit) and baked apples as accompaniments. Perfect! I know it was a little heavy for a summer dinner, but we love comfort food at our house!
I'm giving 4 stars because I didn't make it, I just ate the product that my friend made, so I cannot comment on the recipe and the cooking (she even did the grilling). I thought it was delicious. Great flavor for the pork. I would definitely make it again - I usually have all the ingredients on hand.
Although I only had 4-6 hours of marination time -- this was prepared according to directions, except for the cinnamon -- personal preference. It was indeed very tender and juicy -- DH timed 9 minutes per side on the grill, but there just was not the intense flavor I had anticipated. The chili powder indeed was not very spicy -- and perhaps should be increased -- or perhaps a dash or 2 of hot sauce. Thanks for posting. Chicagoland Chef.