Monday, October 26, 2009

Quick dinner tonight!

We were out most of the day so dinner was a bit of a hurry-up affair!
The potatoes...
Use 3 medium potatoes (I still had some from the market)... quarter and season with a drizzle of olive oil , salt and pepper and garlic plus. Add a quartered red onion to the mix. Bake at 375 degrees F for 3/4 of an hour.
The chops...
Season 2 - 1 inch pork chops with salt and pepper and saute quickly in a hot frying pan. Put the chops in an 8 by 8 pan and season with 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tbsp of hoisin sauce and 1 tsp of oyster sauce. Add to the oven for the last 1/2 hr of cooking time.
Then the sweet and sour cabbage on the stove top!
  • thinly slice 1/2 a small cabbage
  • chop 1 onion
  • dice 4 slices of bacon

Fry bacon until crisp. Save 1 tbsp of the fat in the pan and discard the rest. Add the onion and cook until softened. Add the sliced cabbage and 1/3 cup of white vinegar and 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp of caraway. Mix well and let simmer until the rest of your dinner is ready.

And now the green beans...

  • Use 1 tbsp of olive oil in a hot frying pan and saute enough green beans for 2 . Season with salt and pepper. When the beans are lightly charred, squeeze 1/2 a lemon, 1 clove of minced garlic and a drizzle of maple syrup over the beans and serve with the above menu.

Dinner in 3/4 of an hour!

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