Friday, January 15, 2010

East-meets-West Pork chops

That was our dinner today.  A fusion of east-meets-West because I simply had no idea how to season my pork chops. But it tasted awesome! The hubby said that the Teriyaki sauce made this "western" dish taste foreign for his German taste buds, but he loved it! Rated it 10.5/10. I think the excellent rating is partially because I´ve been cooking Chinese meals the entire week and this is the first Western meal that he´s having! This meal is sooo simple and quick, definitely recommended for people who work!

Pris´ Pork Chops
- 700 grams pork chops (4 pieces)
- Fresh Mushrooms
- Potatoes
- Frozen vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)
- 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
- Garden herbs

1) Season the pork chops with Teriyaki Sauce. You can use the pre-made one, or make it yourself.

2) Peel and boil the potatoes for about 15 minutes.

3) Remove them from the water, slice them and place them in an oven-proof dish. Add olive oil, mixed herbs and some freshly-grated parmesan cheese

4) Place them in the grill oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes, until they develop a crispy outer crust

5) Once the potatoes are in, prepare the mushrooms. Slice them thinly and mix them with the garlic

6) Place the mushrooms in another oven-proof dish. Add olive oil and Italian herbs. Grill them together with the potatoes for 10-15mins.

7) While the potatoes and mushrooms are grilling, grill the pork chops on the stove. Not too long, about 1.5 minutes per side. Check if they are done, by slicing one piece and testing the consistency.

8) Take desired amount of frozen vegetables, place them on a plate and microwave them for about 5 mins.

9) Prepare the mushroom sauce. You can make your own sauce, or you can use the pre-packed one from Knorr. I opted for the latter, since they taste just as good and do not contain artificial flavouring.

10) When everything´s done, serve them on a nice plate.

11) They taste awesome with a glass of red wine and Italian Caprese as starters. :) Caprese recipe here.

Don´t you just love the black lines on the pork chops??? They make the whole meal look so mega appetizing!


irene said...

Yum Yum...photograps sure do justice to your love and passion with the food. It is such a bonus to learn your hubby appreciates what you enjoy doing.

Hey ever read Gary Chapman book...The 5 languages of love? Both of you are most definitely a good match, meeting one another's Love tank! Good to know health wise,you're ok now. Do take care Pris and enjoy the weekend!

PS: Do not read chinese, and first born had to translate, Happy New Year to you too.

Pris said...

Hey Irene,
Thanks for your compliments. I´ve got a good camera, perhaps that´s why. I haven´t read the book before, but have taken the love language test. Quite fun!

Actually health-wise, I´m not completely ok yet. Still have that urge to go to the toilet a LOT esp. in the morning. Don´t know how. I think I´d need to visit the doctor tomorrow again! **Sigh**

Oh, you don´t read Chinese? Sorry about that! Will remember that in the future.


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