2.09.2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day everyone! I have a great meal to share with you - it is one of my husband's favorites!

"This is every cook's opinion -
no savory dish without an onion,
but lest your kissing should be spoiled
your onions must be fully boiled."

-Jonathan Swift



Italian-Style Slow-Roasted Pork Roast
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

*3 small onions, peeled, and thinly sliced
*2 navel oranges, unpeeled, thinly sliced
*1 pork tenderloin (4-5 Lbs.)
*6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
*1 Tbsp. fennel seed
* Salt and fresh black pepper
*2 Tbsp. corn starch
*2 Tbsp. cold water
*1 1/2 cups gravy (your choice)

Equipment Needed:

* Roasting Pan
* Medium sauce pan
* Gravy Separator

Directions:

The day before serving:

1.) Combine onion and orange slices in roasting pan.
2.) Diagonally score fat-side (top) of pork about 1/2" deep in a diamond pattern.
3.) Rub garlic and fennel seeds into top of pork.
4.) Season well with salt and pepper.
5.) Place pork on top of onion and orange slices.
6.) Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The day of the meal:

1.) Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
2.) Remove plastic wrap from pork and bake uncovered, 2-3 hours.
3.) Remove pork from oven.
4.) Carefully place roast on clean platter and allow to rest.
5.) As roast rests, ladle hot juices in roasting pan into gravy separator.
6.) Pour de-fatted liquid (about 1.5 cups) into a medium sauce pan.
7.) Discard remaining liquid, onions, and oranges.
8.) Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl and set aside.
9.) Add gravy to the juices in the sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
10.) Mix in corn starch mixture and cook, whisking well - about 2 min.
11.) Serve with pork.

"Politicians say they're beefing up our economy. Most don't know beef from pork."
-Harold Lowman


Cooked Rappi
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

*6 cups water
*3 Tbsp. lemon juice
*6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
*1 Tbsp. sea salt
*1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
*12 ounces fresh chopped rappi
*1/4 cup asiago cheese, grated

Equipment Needed:

*Large sauce-pan

Directions:

1.) Mix water, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and oil in sauce-pan.
2.) Cook on high 2-3 minutes.
3.) Add rappi and bring to boil.
4.) Cover pan.
5.) Cook mixture 8-10 min. (rappi should be tender and has changed color)
6.) Place rappi on a serving dish.
7.) Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

"Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat."
-Fran Lebowitz


Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

*1 1/2 Lbs. fingerling Potatoes, washed and cut in half
*3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
*1/2 tsp. rosemary
*1/2 tsp. thyme
*1/4 cup onion, finely diced
*3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
* Sea Salt
* Fresh cracked black pepper
* Nonstick cooking spray

Equipment Needed:

*Large baking sheet
* Aluminum Foil

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2.) Line baking sheet with foil and coat with non stick spray.
3.) Toss potatoes and olive oil in large bowl.
4.) Mix in herbs, onions and garlic - coating potatoes.
5.) Arrange in single layer baking sheet.
6.) Roast 25-30 min on center rack, until potatoes are tender and light brown.

"Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart."
-Thomas Fuller

Have a great day and until tomorrow: Go Ahead & Indulge!

5 comments:

LilacAve said...

lovin that pork roast...will have to try that.

MonsterBug Blankets said...

mmmmmmmm--yum!

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

Hmmm, I've never heard of "rappi"? Looks delicious. Hubby has a hard time digesting "fresh" vegetables, so I'm always looking for new way to cook them...
RObin

arttease said...

Now this looks yummy, I love rabbi and potatoes, I will try those reciepes.

donnarose said...

Love all your recipes, makes me think I should be more creative with my cooking.
Voted for chocolate sauce.