Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dark Days Challenge #5: I Have Made Fire

I'm so impressed with tonight's Dark Days Challenge meal. For once it wasn't a soup!

As of last night, we were officially meatless, with no hopes of meaty goodness until Saturday at the market. Thankfully, a rummage in the freezer came up with some local pork in the shape of two large steaks. So tonight, "meat was back on the menu, boys!"

Tonight we had a pan seared pork steak with a mustard and mushroom cream jus, buttermilk mashed potatoes, steamed carrots and some leftover slaw. For dessert, we had heaven: Cranberry Double Apple Crisp with Maple Chantilly Cream (recipe found here at my uncannypreserves blog).

The pork chops were pan fried, about 3-4 minutes per side and removed from the pan. In goes about 1/2 a large onion, chopped, a clove of garlic, chopped and about 6 large mushrooms sliced and sauteed until browned. Spoon in 1 tbsp of a grainy mustard, about 2-3 tbsp heavy cream and stir. Put the pork chops in a baking dish, spoon mushroom jus mix overtop and bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until pork has finished cooking.

Delicious. Satisfying. Wholesome.

Local.

1 comment:

  1. I wrote a comment here the other day, but forgot about the word check... so the comment never went up!

    This sounds totally delicious. You had me with pork. And Maple Chantilly Cream. And mushroom cream jus. YUM.

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