Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Marinated Pork with Garlic, Lime and Beer

This is a quickie weeknight post about getting inspired and just taking action. I'm talking about reading my blog buddy Reena's post at Coconut Riata about Coriander (Cilantro) Pesto and envisioning what would I pair with this fabulous flavor combination? My solution is a quick beer, garlic, and lime marinade for an "on sale" pork loin, grilled over charcoal and hardwood, then topped with her fabulous concoction! Thanks Reena! (the only change to your recipe is to substitute lime juice for lemon.)

Lime, Garlic, Beer Marinated Pork
Marinated and grilled pork loin with Cilantro Pesto

Marinade is seriously simple: 1 12 ounce can beer (your choice, I used Stella Atrois because that was in the fridge), 3 cloves garlic minced, zest of 1 lime, juice of 2 limes, 2 tablespoons olive oil. Whisk together and pour over pork in large ziplock bag. Marinate at least one hour or longer. Grill to about 160 degrees, rest, slice and top with Reena's Pesto. Yum!

Link to Coconut Riata's Coriander Pesto


  1. You really corner the market on big, wonderful flavors, yet again, in this savory production, Robin! I love the subtle and enticing green sauce...

  2. Hi Jenn!
    Don't know about cornering the market, but you are so right about my loving bold flavors! May have to work on something subtle, just to see if I can :D

    I was imagining what would go great with a margarita, then saw this lovely cilantro pesto, so pretty I couldn't resist.

    Happy Summer

  3. Hi Robin,

    I made this for dinner last night and loved it! I really liked the lime and garlic flavours with the pork and, you're right, it works really well with the pesto.

    Take care, Reena

  4. So nice to hear from you Reena, this is just super! We made a great team on this combo, how's that for interblog collaboration :-)



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