Sunday, October 12, 2008
The Last of the Pork!
Okay - so I know no one has really said anything - but I'm sure it's the case. I know that I can well, run an ingredient into the ground. Well, that's because although it's only me, I shop like I'm a family of 7. When something goes on sale - I buy it - and a lot of it. I have like 8 chickens in my freezer. When a whole chicken is 2 dollars - well, you buy it...all. That's the case with these pork chops. I think I was able to get a pack of 24 pork chops for like 6 bucks. So, when that happens you're gonna see a lot of pork recipes. That's how shrimp was over the summer. I was making shrimp everything - lol.
So, you'll also be happy to know that this is the last of the risotto too. The risotto wasn't on sale, but you tell me - what doesn't risotto go with? You can flavor it a gazillion different ways and it goes with basically everything. What did I create? Something I call Pork Escalopes over Pea Risotto with a Quick Pan Sauce.
What's the recipe? Um, there is none. But here are some steps.
1. Season the pork chops with whatever you have on hand - I think I used salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I pan fried them.
2. When they were done I poured off the oil and left the little bits on the bottom of the pan. I added a teaspoon or so flour and cooked it for a minute or so. I whisked in about a cup or so of chicken stock and seasoned this sauce with salt and pepper.
3. The risotto was made with chicken stock, parmesan cheese, and butter. I tossed in a handful or so fo frozen peas and plated the whole thing up.
It's nothing too fancy, but it sure as heck tasted good. Not only that, but it was easy to make and definitely soul satisfying!
Enjoy the pics,
Plating the pea risotto. There are the triangle plates again!
A cup of risotto!
Seasoning the pork...gotta show it some love!
Finishing the risotto.
Draining the porkchops. These would have been good right here!
Adding the flour to the pan for the sauce!
Posted by Darius T. Williams at 6:31 PM