It’s hard to believe that autumn will be here soon – although, to be fair, the way the weather has been in the UK recently, it feels like it already is! I do love autumn though, and look forward to those warming comfort dishes that make an appearance at this time of year. I can’t wait to try out this interesting recipe that I have to share with you today, courtesy of Lyons Coffee.
As the weather cools off, why not try this comforting dish that the whole family will enjoy? A twist on a traditional Mexican chipotle pork, the addition of coffee fuses perfectly with the marinade and creates a subtle, unique flavour.
Pork in Coffee-Chipotle Marinade with Vegetable Rice
A chipotle (chi-POHT-lay), or chilpotle, which comes from the Nahuatl word chilpoctli (meaning “smoked chili”), is a smoke-dried jalapeño. It is a chili used primarily in Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern dishes.
A chipotle’s heat is similar to that of the Espelette pepper, jalapeño, Guajillo chili, Hungarian wax pepper, Anaheim pepper, and Tabasco sauce. – Wikipedia
This recipe uses chipotle paste which can be found in most supermarkets these days – try the World Foods, or the Herbs & Spices aisles. It also uses Lyons Coffee Bags which I was recently sent to try out. So far we’ve only used them for a regular cup of joe – and it is good coffee. It reminds me of the coffee we drink on holiday in Florida!
I’ve used coffee in sweet dishes (coffee and walnut cake is my husband’s favourite!) but not thought to use coffee in a savoury recipe before. But then, it does makes sense to me to use coffee in a Mexican dish, to enrich and compliment the flavours – much like how the Mexicans use chocolate in chilli con carne.
We love Mexican and Tex-Mex food in this house, so I’ve actually got everything in the store cupboard for this recipe – just need to buy the pork and I’m good to go!
For the pork marinade
For the vegetable rice
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Lyons Coffee Bags are perfect for on the go. Quick and easy to use, the individually foil wrapped Coffee Bags contain 100% fresh, ground coffee and can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Simply add freshly boiled water and brew for three-four minutes to taste. More information available at lyonscoffeeuk.com
Lyons Coffee Bags are priced at £2.60 for a box and available to buy at Tesco, Ocado, Nisa, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
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