Lorena Garcia’s Iberico Pluma with Meyer Lemon, as seen on Guy's Ranch Kitchen Season 6.
Recipe courtesy of Lorena Garcia

Pluma Ibérico with Meyer Lemon

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 50 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 1 hr 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Since I live in Miami, grilling outside is my cooking method of choice. This cut of pork is tender with tons of flavor; the marble sears perfectly on the grill. I would say it is the pork equivalent of a beautiful churrasco steak.



Escabeche Liquid:

Ribbons in Escabeche:

Guasacaca Sauce:


  1. For the pluma: Combine the sliced lemons, thyme, olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic in a medium bowl. Add the pluma to the marinade, then cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  3. Remove the pluma from the marinade, then set outside the fridge for 10 minutes. Place the pluma on the grill and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 140 to 145 degrees F, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Place the halved lemons on the grill until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Let the pluma rest 5 minutes, then slice on the bias.
  4. For the escabeche liquid: Stir together the vinegar, jalapeños, red onions, sugar, salt, oregano, cloves, garlic, bay leaf and 2 cups water in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cook for 5 minutes. Let chill completely before using.
  5. For the ribbons in escabeche: Dip the carrot, celery, cauliflower and peppers in ice water until ready to use or at least 20 minutes. Remove from the ice water. Toss the carrots, celery, cauliflower and peppers with the olive oil, salt, pepper and 2 ounces escabeche liquid in a medium bowl and serve. (Reserve the remaining escabeche liquid for another use.)
  6. For the guasacaca sauce: Puree the avocados, garlic, chiles, onion, bell pepper, cilantro, parsley, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper in a blender. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Serve the pluma with the ribbons in escabeche and guasacaca sauce on a large platter along with the grilled Meyer lemons.