Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pot Roast -- What's up Chuck

Browned chuck after salt and peppered
Had a nice piece of chuck roast that I decided to use to make a pot roast based on this recipe.
This was almost the last piece of meat from our first of two shares from our meat CSA.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Roasted Squash Soup

I have a lot of tromboncino squash and this got me thinking it would be good to make some soup. I found a nice recipe for squash soup from Alton Brown. I had roasted the squash earlier and frozen it while I was waiting for a batch of chicken broth that I didn't botch. (Note to future self: if you are going to simmer broth overnight, safer to do it in a crock pot than on the stove.)

The other nigh I had roasted another chicken, and so yesterday I made broth, and today I had broth to make the soup -- and that is just what I did. Ha!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Stir Fry in Seattle

Pork dish in the wok
I spent the weekend with a friend in Seattle and we had a number of culinary adventures. I brought some lovely tomatoes and peppers from home that we were drowning in. So our goal was to come up with some simple dinners that would make good use of them. On the final night, we picked up some lovely pork at the farmers market and made a stir fry in a wok.

This worked well on all counts. Easy to prepare, quick to cook, looked and tasted great.

We made a dredged the pork in seasoned flour. And added a sauce of corn starch, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Roast Chicken part To-matillo

I used the dark meat and broth from the Roast Chicken we made the other day to make some tomatillo soup.

  • Brown the dark meat from one roast chicken.
  • Set aside and shred.
  • Saute an onion and some garlic.
  • Add some diced tomatillos, roast carrots, and red pepper. 
  • Add four cups chicken broth.
  • Heat to a simmer and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Process in batches in food processor.
  • Reheat and add shredded chicken.
  • Before serving add herbs (basil and parsley).
  • Add a dollop of sour cream.

It was very tasty and pretty easy.

Next time: Actually process the soup in batches rather than seeing soup leak out around the sides of the food processor.