Wednesday, July 22, 2009

it's mid week crazies..

but this week is flying by. i think i should have a very simple casual dinner party and set the table like this. would you like to come? isn't this beautiful?

and I will serve grilled pork chops with scallion ginger salad and sweet potato fries
serves 4

3 shallots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large knob of ginger, minced (5 tbl)
zest and juice of 1 orange
5 tbl olive oil
4 bone in, center cut pork chops

whisk everything except the chops together in a shallow dish. season the pork with salt and pepper and place in dish, turning to coat. let marinate in the fridge for an hour or more. grill on medium heat for 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness. top with scallion, ginger salad.

scallion, ginger salad
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
4 shallots, chopped,
1 large knob of ginger, julienned

saute scallions, shallots and ginger in olive oil on medium heat until soft, 5-7 minutes.

this can be made with any cut of pork or chicken but grilling or roasting with the bone in imparts so much flavor

sweet potato fries
3-4 large sweet potatoes
zest of 2 limes
good sea salt

cut sweet potatoes into wedges. toss with olive oil and sea salt. grill on medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side or until soft.
remove from heat and while still hot, toss with lime zest and a little more sea salt. serve with some lime wedges on the side.

serves 4

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you dont have to ask me twice and you dont even have to set the table like that! though i have seen you set quite a nice table before..:)count me in!