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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Mystery Dinner

1 bone in pork loin, wet rubbed
1 chorizo sausage, sliced
2 cups cooked Arroz Amarillo (available at most markets)
1 medium yellow onion, finely sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
cilantro

For the wet rub:
1 tablespoon EVOO
chili powder
cumin
Kosher salt
Garlic powder

Broil the pork on high for 12 minutes, flipping once. Set aside. Saute the garlic and onion in a large sauce pan over medium heat until translucent, about five minutes. Add the sausage and the bell pepper; continue to saute for about four minutes. Add the rice and mix thoroughly. If the rice begins to stick to the pan, reduce heat. Slice the pork loin into large strips and add to the pan. Saute until the pork is thoroughly reheated. Turn off the heat and add the cilantro, chopped. Top with sliced, pickled jalapenos and hot salsa. Serves two.

Now here's the question: what the hell did I make? My roommate called it "Spanish Jambalaya." A decent option. I called it quick (-ish; with prep time it took 45 minutes, not to mention the two days the wet rubbed pork has been sitting in the fridge) and delicious.

Love making good dinners out of just what I have laying around. This was all out of leftover bits from other meals, fridge staples, and the pork. And I have enough for tomorrow. Sweet.