Juicy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers

Once again we forgot al about time and suddenly it was dinnertime. We are not that good at eating at the same time every night, and most often we use several hours in the kitchen, experimenting and having fun cooking.

Today has been nothing like that. Chris has been working late followed by an hour or two on his other hobby (designing and producing furnitures in metal and old wood), while I (Ann) has been in bed due to neck pains from an old whiplash.

As we had forgotten al about time, we decided to make something easy and quick but still delicious. It took less than 25 minutes (including prepping) and tasted fabulous ­čÖé

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

Pork chops

4 pork chops

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 handful thyme stems

1 tbsp. butter

Salt

Pepper

 

Sweet & Sour Peppers

1 tbsp. olive olie

2 red peppers

2 yellow peppers

2 red onions

1 jalape├▒os

1 cup edamamme beans

1 lime, juice and zest

2 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

Salt

Pepper

 

Begin with prepping the vegetables. Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut them lengthwise. Then cut the onions and the jalape├▒o into thin slices. We are both chili lovers so we rarely remove the seeds and stems from the chilies, but if you like it more mild, you can remove it (or leave out the jalape├▒o).

Add olive olie to a frying pan and heat. Then add the peppers, onions, jalape├▒os and edamamme beans and saut├ę for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and sir to combine. When the peppers get a glazed surface add the red wine vinegar and juice and zest from the lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Turn down the heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until all the fluid had thickened.

While the sweet and sour peppers are simmering you can make the pork chops. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan and add butter, garlic and thyme. When the butter begins get brown and smell like nuts, add the pork chops and fry for about 4 minutes before turning it. Fry 4 minutes on the other side too, while pouring some of butter over the top. This will give the meat a love nutty taste on the surface and prevent it from drying out in the frying process.

Arrange the sweet and sour pepper mix on a plate and top with a delicious and juicy pork chop and serve with bread or rice.

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Ingredients (4 servings)

Pork chops

4 pork chops

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 handful thyme stems

1 tbsp. butter

Salt

Pepper

 

Sweet & Sour Peppers

1 tbsp. olive olie

2 red peppers

2 yellow peppers

2 red onions

1 jalape├▒os

1 cup edamamme beans

1 lime, juice and zest

2 tbsp. sugar

1.25 dl red wine vinegar

Salt

Pepper

 

Italian Seasoning

This Italian seasoning is a favorite of ours, when we cook lamb. It is also good for chicken and pork meat.

Ingredients

2 tbsp. dried oregano

2 tbsp. dried basil

2 tbsp. dried rosemary

2 tbsp. dried thyme

2 tbsp. coarse salt

2 tbsp. steak pepper

2 tbsp. chili flakes

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Store in an airtight contain at room temperature.

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Pork Chops with Sweet & Sour Peppers

Once again we forgot al about time and suddenly it was dinnertime. We are not that good at eating at the same time every night, and most often we use several hours in the kitchen, experimenting and having fun cooking.

Today has been nothing like that. Chris has been working late followed by an hour or two on his other hobby (designing and producing furnitures in metal and old wood), while I (Ann) has been in bed due to neck pains from an old whiplash.

As we had forgotten al about time, we decided to make something easy and quick but still delicious. It took less than 25 minutes (including prepping) and tasted fabulous ­čÖé

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

Pork chops

4 pork chops

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 handful thyme stems

1 tbsp. butter

Salt

Pepper

 

Sweet & Sour Peppers

1 tbsp. olive olie

2 red peppers

2 yellow peppers

2 red onions

1 jalape├▒os

1 cup edamamme beans

1 lime, juice and zest

2 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

Salt

Pepper

 

Begin with prepping the vegetables. Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut them lengthwise. Then cut the onions and the jalape├▒o into thin slices. We are both chili lovers so we rarely remove the seeds and stems from the chilies, but if you like it more mild, you can remove it (or leave out the jalape├▒o).

Add olive olie to a frying pan and heat. Then add the peppers, onions, jalape├▒os and edamamme beans and saut├ę for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and sir to combine. When the peppers get a glazed surface add the red wine vinegar and juice and zest from the lemon. Season with salt and pepper. Turn down the heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes or until all the fluid had thickened.

While the sweet and sour peppers are simmering you can make the pork chops. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan and add butter, garlic and thyme. When the butter begins get brown and smell like nuts, add the pork chops and fry for about 4 minutes before turning it. Fry 4 minutes on the other side too, while pouring some of butter over the top. This will give the meat a love nutty taste on the surface and prevent it from drying out in the frying process.

Arrange the sweet and sour pepper mix on a plate and top with a delicious and juicy pork chop and serve with bread or rice.

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Bon App├ętit!

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

Pork chops

4 pork chops

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 handful thyme stems

1 tbsp. butter

Salt

Pepper

 

Sweet & Sour Peppers

1 tbsp. olive olie

2 red peppers

2 yellow peppers

2 red onions

1 jalape├▒os

1 cup edamamme beans

1 lime, juice and zest

2 tbsp. sugar

1.25 dl red wine vinegar

Salt

Pepper

 

Pork Fried Steak Sandwich

What are you planning for tonights dinner? The male part of this marriage is a sucker for fried food, so we have had this fabulous easy to make sandwich with crispy pork tenderloin.

We have chosen to use tenderloin as it is easy to beat flat without to much work and has a lovely mild taste. There is nothing like crispy pork tenderloin in a sandwich.

 

Ingredients (2 sandwiches)

1 pork tenderloin

salt

pepper

1 tbsp. cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. onion powder

2 tbsp. flour

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup vegetable olie

1 Italian baguette

2 tbsp. aioli or mayo

1 ball mozzarella cheese, sliced

4 romaine salad leaves

2 tomatoes, sliced

 

Sour Cream Sauce

4 tbsp. sour cream

1/2 clove garlic, minced

1/2 lime, juice and zest

salt

pepper

 

Clean the meat for silver skin and connected tissue and cut it into two equally sized pieces. It is important to remove all silver skin from the meat, otherwise it might get though. Beat it flat with a meat hammer. Add salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Turn the meat in the flour and set a side while mixing the other ingredients.

Mix together some salt and pepper, onion powder, oatmeal and bread crumbs in a mixing bowl. Now take the two pieces of beaten meat and dip into the eggs, then turn it in the bread crumb mix. Fry in 1/4 cup of olie in a sauce pan, until evenly brown and crisp, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.

When the meat is fried, cut through the Italian baguette and spread on some aioli, put on the fried tenderloin and top with sliced mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit for about 5-8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

For the sour cream sauce toss all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.

When the sandwich comes out of the oven, add salad, sliced tomatoes and sour cream sauce.

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If you are more than two you don’t have to double the recipe, try instead to serve it with honey glazed crispy bacon brussels sprout and an ice cold beer (of cause)!

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Ingredients (2 sandwiches)

1 pork tenderloin

salt

pepper

1 tbsp. cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. onion powder

2 tbsp. flour

2 eggs, beaten

1.25 dl oatmeal

1.25 dl breadcrumbs

0.6 dl vegetable olie

1 Italian baguette

2 tbsp. aioli or mayo

1 ball mozzarella cheese, sliced

4 romaine salad leaves

2 tomatoes, sliced

 

Sour Cream Sauce

4 tbsp. sour cream

1/2 clove garlic, minced

1/2 lime, juice and zest

Salt

Pepper

 

Chinese Barbecue Pork Burrito

Chinese barbecue pork burrito is a combination of the asian and the mexican kitchen, which might sound a bit odd but it tasted delicious. Serve it as an appetizer on game sunday or make it for your work lunch – your colleagues will envy you when they smell the combination of the asian spices inside a wheat tortilla.

There are not an awful lot to say about this recipe other than: “taste it, we’ll guarantee that you’ll love it”.

 

Ingredients (4 small burritos)

4 small tortilla pancakes

3/4 pound pulled pork (other kinds of pork can be used as well)

1/2 cup chinese barbecue sauce

1 small red onion

1 avocado

3 tomatoes

1 lime

 

Preheat a pan with a bit vegetable olie and add meat. If you use pulled pork, the meat is already cooked and therefor only needs to be heated. If you chose to use raw meat it should be roasted carefully with salt and pepper. When the meat is warm/cooked add the chinese barbecue sauce and let cook for a few more minutes.

While the meat and sauce cooks, chop the tomatoes, onion and avocado and warm the tortillas in the oven (they only needs a minute or two).

Now you are ready to fill your tortillas with the most juicy and delicious chinese barbecue pork, onion, tomatoes, avocado and lemon juice.

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Ingredients (4 small burritos)

4 small tortilla pancakes

340 g pulled pork (other kinds of pork can be used as well)

1.25 dl chinese barbecue sauce

1 small red onion

1 avocado

3 tomatoes

1 lime

 

Chinese Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce is a vague term as there are as many different barbecue sauces, as there burger types. When mentioning the term barbecue sauce, most people often think of a sticky red substance with tomatoes as the main ingredient. In a traditional chinese barbecue sauce the tomatoes are replaced with other ingredients such a soy sauce and/or hoisin sauce.

Our favorite way to use this barbecue sauce is when we make chinese barbecue pork burritos (recipe follows soon) which is an easy and delicious sunday dinner. It can also be used for other meat types such as beef or duck.

 

Ingredients

1 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sweet soy sauce

1/2 Beer (choose your favorite)

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1/2 cup syrup

1 tbsp. black pepper sauce

2 tbsp. chili flakes in soy-bean sauce

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. ginger powder

1 tbsp. chinese five spice

1 tbsp. onion powder

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Heat up a sauce pan and add soy sauce. Let it boil for a few minutes before adding beer, syrup, sweet soy sauce, black pepper sauce and hoisin sauce. Stir to combine before adding all the dry ingredients while whisking.

When combined let simmer a medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the texture is smooth and all the dry ingredients has dissolved.

If you’re not using it immediately, transfer to a clean and airtight jar. If you plan to keep the sauce for more than a few days, it is a good idea to rinse the jar in boiling water or alcohol just before adding the sauce. Keep refrigerated at all times.

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Ingredients

2.5 dl soy sauce

0.6 dl sweet soy sauce

1/2 Beer (choose your favorite)

1.25 dl hoisin sauce

1.25 dl syrup

1 tbsp. black pepper sauce

2 tbsp. chili flakes in soy-bean sauce

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. ginger powder

1 tbsp. chinese five spice

1 tbsp. onion powder