Monday, December 11, 2006

Sunday Night Dinner

Angie made the best damn dinner last night but I couldn't get a good picture so you'll have to feast on my description. She made pork tenderloin, basted in a combination of several mustards, orange marmelade and little apricot jelly. Perhaps there were other seasonings as well. The sauce she made was very similar to the marinade/basting liquid but more of a reduction. This was served with wild rice and saute├ęd Napa cabbage. The flavors combined were incredible...not too sweet or spicy but just right.

As thanks I kicked her ass in Scrabble.

20 comments:

[Cherry] Ride said...

I too had pork tenderloin for dinner! Kinda random since I haven't had it in years.

Alannah said...

Same here!

Paycheck said...

uhm, weird, we have it too! bizarro...

miss marty said...

yeah, paycheck is patrick. his account was logged on. oops.

Alannah said...

I know Paycheck! How did you (he?) prepare the 'loin?

miss marty said...

he seared it on three sides until it was crispy. then he put it on the fourth side and added stock, onions, garlic, thyme and a bay leaf. then he put it in the oven for a while. it was yummy!

i made au gratin potatoes with some delicious blue cheese.

Alannah said...

GAWD that sounds good! I wanted potatoes last night too. Maybe we should pork it up again this week so's I can get my fix of pork & potatoes.

Collective Heartburn said...

I had the duck

Alannah said...

Um, this is a pork-only discussion. I eat duck like once a year..so oily.

Collective Heartburn said...

Wasn't oily at all. Was delicious. Sorry to intrude. I'll take my duck elsewhere.

Alannah said...

I tend to only like duck w/ curry sauce..something rich that will hide the gamey flavor.

Collective Heartburn said...

Exactly how I made it. With lime leaves, green curry, coconut milk, lime juice and cilantro and fresh ginger, garlic and scallion, rice vinegar and Thai oyster sauce.

Alannah said...

Yeah...I would still never make that at home. Tofu would taste much better and not be as rich...or seafood. Duck's just too much.

Collective Heartburn said...

For you it is. Tofu would not taste better to me. I love duck. It's not for everyone I know. I love gamy meats and poultry. I love goat and lamb too.

Alannah said...

I've gotten to where I never order meat w/ Asian dishes...only tofu. It tastes better to me. The chicken always smells like dog breath and the pork and beef generally don't have enough flavor. The tofu is just the right consistency, I like the flavor and I know it's healthy.

carolyn says said...

i'm the same way with asian dishes, the tofu tend to soak the flavor of the sauce up the best.

but what i was gonna say is that i need a second husband or a wife, doesn't matter whichever i can find first, who will cook me meat dishes. jeremy is an excellent vegetarian chef, but occasionally a dish of pork tenderloin and napa cabbage would be nice. i barely even remeber how to cook meet anymore myself.

Collective Heartburn said...

I guess it's difficult to find meat dishes prepared well in Asian restaraunts. Even in New York unless you know where to go.

Kate said...

mmmmmm, I love dog breath!

Alannah said...

Hahaha! Do you know what I'm talking about? The next time you order chicken in an Asian dish, and it's all pounded out in thin wide strips, sniff it.

Collective Heartburn said...

I know the chicken thing you're referring to. The after taste is horrendous. The nostril exhalation makes you want to pee-uke!