|05-14-2004, 06:07 PM||#42|
Pork Kabobs with Orange and Thyme
Prep time 10 min
Total time 45 min
Serves about 4 people
This recipe uses pork, but you can also use chicken or lamb.
If you are going to use wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 min before grilling.
¼ cup fresh orange juice plus 1 tablespoon freshly grated zest, and orange wedges for garnish
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme plus sprigs for garnish
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, coarse salt and ground pepper
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 ¼ pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
1. Whisk together orange juice and zest, garlic, thyme, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream; whisk until emulsified. Add pork; toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and let pork marinate 20 min at room temperature.
2. Heat a grill or grill pan until medium-hot. Thread 5 or 6 cubes of pork onto each of 4 skewers; season with salt and pepper. Discard marinade. Grill pork, turning occasionally, until cooked through and slightly charred, about 12 min. Garnish with thyme and orange wedges.
|09-30-2004, 08:10 PM||#45|
Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad
5 medium plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced
1 Kirby cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
A generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, about 2 tablespoons
2 splashes red wine vinegar
Coarse salt and black pepper
Dress the tomatoes, onions, and cucumber with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Fast and easy.
|09-30-2004, 08:13 PM||#46|
Mixed Baby Greens Salad with Mandarin
1 bag mixed baby greens, 10 ounces
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 English or European seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons rice wine or white vinegar, eyeball it
2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, eyeball it
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
Sesame seeds, for garnish, 2 tablespoons
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Combine greens, oranges and cucumber in a salad bowl. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and sugar. Whisk in vegetable oil and sesame oil. Pour dressing over salad. Add sesame seeds, salt and pepper and toss.
Makes about 4 servings
Takes about 10 min to make.
Another fast and easy recipe.
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