(An approximation of Dirge’s Kickin’ Chimaerok Chops – It’s got a little fire to it!)

I have to say that when I saw this recipe, I was excited about it. I love spicy food, and this promised to have a bit of a kick… no pun intended. I made some modifications to the submitted recipe based on my own preferences, and any changes I made will be listed to the side in parentheses. On to the food!

Ingredients:

“Rocket Fuel” Marinade -

  • 1/2 cup of dark rum
  • 1/4 tbsp. of lemon or lime juice (I used lime.)
  • 2 tsp. red pepper sauce (I used habanero Tabasco. What?)
  • 2 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg

EDIT: The original recipe creator claims that he meant 1/4 cup of juice, but the amount shown works if you don’t want too much citrus in your marinade. :P

Ingredients:

  • 4 veal or pork tenderloins (I went with two – gave the loins a chance to really soak in the marinade)
  • “Rocket Fuel” marinade
  • 2 tsp. sea salt (I recommend coarse sea salt)
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (I used a food processor – minced works better, I think)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or several fresh sprigs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, or several fresh sprigs – bruised

Allow the tenderloins to marinate for 8 hours before cooking.

Marinades and I have kind of a strange love affair. I’ve always been a firm believer that if you’re going to add ingredients to a marinade after it’s already been made, then you might as well mix the whole thing together before marinating what you’re about to cook. So I did, and it looked a little like this:

Before_Cooking

After marinating, discard the marinade and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or grill over flame.

Serve with a side.

With_a_Simple_Side

The recipe was simply delicious, and it had a subtle zing to it – definitely not overwhelming, but you knew it was spicy! Thanks, Kohda!

Recipe courtesy of Kohda, Malfurion server.