Thursday, February 7, 2019

MENU: Valentines Dinner 2019

Oops!  I meant to post this last week, and thought I had, but now I see that I forgot! Sorry!  Save it for next year, or another special occasion this year, like a birthday....

I thought I would post an easy-to-prepare meal that would be perfect for Valentine's Day.  Perfect NOT because it's full of red or heart-shaped ingredients, but because it's unusual, tasty, and easy to prepare which will leave you lots of time to spend with your beloved.

Valentine's Dinner Menu Suggestion
Serves 2 (with leftovers)

Steamed Green Beans

Clean the pork and put it in the roasting pan.  Preheat the oven.

Cut up the cauliflower, peel the garlic, and start steaming both of them.

While the cauliflower is steaming, make the fennel-garlic paste for the pork, slather it on the pork and pop the pork in the oven.

When the cauliflower is done, transfer it to the processor/blender and put the green beans in the steamer.  Add the red pepper and ghee to the cauliflower and cover the container.

When you take the pork out of the oven to rest, puree the cauliflower.  If you puree it too soon, it will get cold.

By now the beans should be ready.

Plate the meal and serve it!

If you eat dessert, Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce would be my choice, using quark instead of cream cheese...

NOTE: If the green beans are skinny, you can roast them with the pork instead of steaming: arrange them on either side of the pork and drizzle with a little EVOO before putting the pork in the oven.

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