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Budget, Peasant Food, Pork, Spanish

Lomo Adobado (Pork Loin in Adobo)

Continuing my little experiment with traditional Spanish foods I came across this pork recipe which, by all accounts, is an absolute staple in Spanish households. I’ve seen a number of recipes for this dish but I thought I’d go for the simplest I could find and I found it in the Spanish food section of About.com. You can find the original recipe here.


  • 4 pork loin steaks
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 115ml white wine
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Cooking oil for frying

Method of Preparation:

This step took about 4 minutes…


  1. Mix together the paprika, minced garlic, oregano, salt, white wine and olive oil in a baking dish. Place pork loin slices into the baking dish and coat the spice mixture on both sides.
  2. Cover your dish with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  3. To cook, pour 3-4 tbsp of your preferred cooking oil into a large frying pan and heat on medium. When hot, fry loin slices in pan until just pink in the centre.
  4. Remove from the pan and rest the meat for a couple of minutes before serving with your choice of accompaniment (e.g. mixed salad, roasted peppers, crusty bread, etc…)

What a great meal, I’m not surprised it’s so popular. The marinade really seems to soften the pork up beautifully, gives it a really interesting flavour and creates an odour that just reminded me of the little beach eateries of the Mediterranean – probably the paprika and garlic…

10 minutes in the griddle pan…

Wife loved it, just served it up with some prepared salad from the supermarket which meant that from deciding to cook it to putting it on the plate was approximately 10 minutes and I’d say the whole meal for two cost less than £4.00 – helps if you’ve got a bottle of white wine open. The marinade itself took no time to put together either so its an easy one to get in the fridge in the morning and cook in the evening. Also great for the BBQ, I’m going to have to try a few versions of this I think…



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