I just love the flavors of a mojo marinade on pork, flank steak really anything. My wife bought a 5.5 lb pork loin and I figured this would be good for 2 meals. My trusty sous chef (7 year old daughter)helped with the marinade which consisted of
2/3 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup of Olive Oil
6 garlic cloves (I cut this cause my wife sometimes gets sick from too much garlic)
1 teaspoon of cumin, black pepper, salt and oregano ( I didn’t measure these persay but just eyeballed it)
I put the loin in the marinade for about 6 hours and would’ve loved it to be longer but not every cook can be perfectly planned out.
I got the Egg up to about 350 and set it up for indirect cook. I planned on about 90 minutes or so to get the temp up to 155. I let it go a little past 145 which is the min. recommended temp since some people are still leery about having pork at that temp. I’m not one of them but I cook to my audience.
This pic is after about 95 minutes of cookin.
The skin was so tasty and crunch
I let it rest for about 20 minutes so the juices would redistribute. Let me tell you this loin was so juicy and tender it was ridiculous. You didn’t need a knife to cut it and even without wood being used it produced a great smoke ring. I had sides of rice and black beans. I honestly could eat black beans all day long!
This made me want to make my mojo on a flank steak with some tortillas in the near future!