I had a half-pound pork loin, leftover rice (we almost always have leftover rice) and a can of black beans. To turn this into a meal:
After preheating the oven to 375 F, into a medium-sized bowl went:
- juice of one lime
- 2 T olive oil
- almost 1T of cumin
- one shake of chili powder
- one shake of cayenne
- 2 cloves of garlic
- dash of sea salt
Stir well until all ingredients are combined. Add pork loin to bowl and coat thoroughly. I mushed it around for about two minutes. Move pork to a foil-lined roasting pan and cover with remaining liquid. Roast for about 45 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in the center.
While the pork was roasting, I emptied the black beans into a small saucepan and added:
- a dash of white wine vinegar
- half a small onion, chopped
- two jalapenos, chopped
- a tablespoon of salsa
No pictures this time, we were a little too hungry for that and it went very quickly.
What do you like to do with cumin? Other questions? Comments? I'd love to hear from you.