Thursday, January 12, 2023

Week 2 - Pork Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce

The Recipe
~500g pork tenderloin, cut into 1-2cm slices
black pepper
olive oil
2.5dl chicken broth
2tbsp flour
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
250g mushrooms, cut into pieces
1 onion, sliced
2-3 garlic cloves, sliced

In a small bowl, mix together chicken broth, flour and vinegar. Stir until smooth.

Season the pork with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan or a large pot with a fitted lid, add the pork and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned.
Add mushrooms, garlic and onion and give a quick stir before adding the chicken broth mixture and thyme. Bring to a boil, then to a simmer and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until the meat is done.

Serve with beans, mashed cauliflower and baked potatoes.

The Verdict
Nothing special, but a decent enough meal. Anything with pork tenderloin is bound to be worth eating ;-) I tried steaming the beans instead of sauteing them, and definitely wasn't a fan of that way of cooking them - so lesson learned!

Week 1: Steamed Cauliflower mash

The Recipe
1 cauliflower
Cream cheese
salt, pepper

Break up the cauliflower into small bouquets and place in a microwave-friendly steamer. Add about 1cm of water to the bottom and cook for 10-15 minutes - stopping after 10 to check the doneness.
Mash up the cauliflower as much as possible, and add butter and cream cheese until you get the desired consistence. Add salt and pepper according to taste.

The Verdict
Really good! I hadn't steamed it for quite long enough, so it didn't get the proper mash consistency, but I liked the way it tasted, and could definitely see myself making this again.