Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

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Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Vegetable Medley

September 12, 2012

I really enjoyed coming up with this recipe, hopefully you’ll find it tasty as well.

First acquire a pork tenderloin, this should be the easy part. Again I recommend finding a local butcher that you can address by their first name, I have a couple now and it is very worth it. Tenderloin is not something I’ve cooked a lot, maybe three or four times and previously all have been wood grilled (recipe here) so I was anxious to try it in the oven. This was my first attempt and it was pretty good and will hopefully get better over time.

Chop up some portabella mushrooms, line them in a roasting pan, season with marjoram, thyme (fresh), salt (just a little) and pepper. Place a couple of thyme sprigs across the mushrooms. Pour chicken cooking stock over the mushrooms and spice mixture. Place the tenderloin on top of the mushrooms, fat side down and season with red onions, thyme and garlic, be sure to cover the whole thing or parts won’t get spiced enough.  Bake on 400 for about 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, remove from oven, flip tenderloin over (fat side up) season with marjoram (just a little more) and bake for about 10 more minutes. Check with meat thermometer for doneness because your cook times will vary based on size of meat, etc. Let it rest for about 10 minutes while you prepare your veggies, then slice and cover in the left over broth and mushrooms.

 

Vegetable Medley 

Melt some Olivio Light in a pan, add in a tablespoon of safflower oil and get it warm. Toss in some garlic, onions and pepper then add chopped broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus tips, add a little salt and then mix up in the pan so all the flavors mesh. This should take about ten or so minutes until the veggies are tender yet a bit crisp.

 

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetable Medley

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Vegetable Medley

 

 

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Steak & Veggie Stir Fry

September 10, 2012

A couple of things before this recipe. First, don’t buy “stir fry steak” that is pre-cut and pre-packaged unless you know the butcher really well. Most of that kind of stuff is the worst or “left over” cuts of meat that they have laying around. Get yourself a good lean cut of meat (I like lean strip or sirloin) and tenderize it well (beat it, basically) and then slice into small pieces, this will yield a great stir fry. Second, don’t cheap out on the balsamic vinegar, get a good grade of it, you won’t regret it.  Now that we have that out of the way, here we go:

 

Take a wok, warm it up and allow some Olivio Light to melt in it, add red, yellow and green peppers plus red onions and let them cook a bit, season with salt, pepper, basil and thyme. Add in your steak and let it cook until its seared on all sides but not quite done in the middle. Add in your spinach and then about three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and cook it down. Finally, add in some already steamed green beans and stir well. This is pretty delicious and a really pretty dish. Enjoy!

 

Steak & Veggie Stir Fry

Steak & Veggie Stir Fry

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Wood Grilled Zucchini And EggPlant

June 25, 2012

Chop zucchini and eggplant, put in a dish, coat with olive oil and season with black pepper, garlic, ginger and just a sprinkle of brown sugar (I use the Splend Brown Sugar Blend), toss vigorously. Put in a grill-safe basket and place over wood fire, stirring/moving around frequently to avoid major burning. Once veggies are tender, serve. I think the next time I’m going to make a sauce to go with them but they were pretty good this time, here they are with my previously posted Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin  Enjoy.