Mexican guavas go well with pork © Sergio Wheeler, 2011

Mexican pork tenderloins with guavas

Mexican pork tenderloins with guavas: Escalopas de cerdo con guayabas The Mexicans, like the Chinese, have created some wonderful dishes combining pork with fruit. Pork tenderloins with guavas is an example of the inventiveness of nouvelle Mexican cuisine. Escalopas de cerdo con guayabas have the same sweet-and-sour tanginess of many oriental dishes. The seeds of the guava […]

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Pork Chops with Tamarind Orange Glaze: Chuletas de Puerco con Tamarindo y Naranja

This recipe is reminiscent of the classic Mexican pork loin roasted with orange juice. Here, the tamarind and brown sugar give the pork a sweet-and-sour taste, and the meat is grilled and glazed rather than roasted. For the pork: 4 1½ inch thick pork loin chops ½ cup fresh orange juice 2 large garlic cloves, […]

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Pork loin cooked in orange juice: Lomo en jugo de naranja

This recipe, taught to me many years ago by Isabel Hoyos Gomez, is standard Central Mexican “company” fare. I especially like to make this in the winter, when small trucks drive around the neighborhood selling juicy oranges from Martinez de la Torre, Veracruz, at the height of their season.   5 pounds pork loin, preferably […]

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Stewed pork with chipotle on tostadas: Tinga poblana

Tinga is a basically a stewed pork dish, cooked with a chipotle sauce and most commonly served on tostadas. A chipotle is a dried jalapeño with a wonderful, smokey flavor. The chipotles called for in this recipe, called chipotles adobados are canned and can be found anywhere from Michoacan to Michigan. This is a good dish to make ahead and then provide garnishes to […]

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