Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Jack Daniel's Marinated Pork

Things here have been busy to say the least. And on top of things, I've been making a lot of dinners lately and not so many desserts. Dinners ranged from homemade French Dip Sandwiches (which were amazing - definitely making them again and will post a blog post about them), Chicken Pot Pie, French Onion Soup and a personal favorite that is flat out amazing, Jack Daniel's Pork. 

Oh yes - this meal is amazing. My parents have made this for years and one night I made it for BP and his dad. It went head to head with a pre-flavored pork loin and needless to say mine won. So when BP brought home another pork loin, I knew this was going to be made. 

Sadly our grill died last year and we are still grill-less. Hopefully we will get one soon. I know BP is missing grilling in the summer big time. Look at how happy he was using my parents grill last summer.

This meal is best on the grill, but just as amazing made in the oven. And this marinade works great for seafood, chicken and beef as well so you can mix it up if you don't want pork. It's so easy and tasty you will want this all year round. And how do I know it's that good? When BP turns and looks at me after dinner and lets me know that we can have this anytime I want to make it. I think he's liking me making dinner. 

Jack Daniels Marinated Pork

1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup minced green onions (with tops)
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (not salt)
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Blend all ingredients in small bowl. Place meat in a large Ziplock bag and pour marinade over meat. Mix up marinade all over meat and seal up the bag and place in fridge.  Use as a marinade for shrimp, scallops, beef, chicken or pork.

Marinate seafood for 1 hour. Marinate beef, chicken or pork in refrigerator for 2-12 hours.

After marinating, reserve marinade. Stir in 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into cold marinade. In a saucepan, bring marinade to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Use as a sauce for basting while cooking seafood or meat while it is being grilled or broiled.

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