Pork Tenderloin, Pan-fried Parsnips & Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Pork Tenderloin, Pan-fried Parsnips & Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Makes 4 servings.

1, 1-lb pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 medallions
6 parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup brussels sprouts, finely shaved
1 cup red cabbage sauerkraut
2 tablespoons lard or olive oil, divided 
1 teaspoon salt, divided
Sprinkle each pork medallion with a bit of salt.

    • Heat 1 tablespoon lard/oil over medium heat in pot cooker Place the medallions you prepared in the restaurant prep table into in a single layer. Cook on each side for 20-30  minutes or to your desired doneness. I prefer mine a bit rare. Remove frompot and allow to stand for five minutes.

 

    • Heat the remaining lard/oil over medium heat in the samepot cooker. Add the parsnips to the bottom of the pan in a single layer. Sprinkle on a bit of salt. Cook for 10 minute, then flip and cook on the other side for another minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

 

    • To shave the brussels sprouts, slice each thinly and then separate into wispy pieces with your fingers. Keep these raw.

 

  • I like to arrange this dish in specific layers. First lay a few parsnips on the plate, then add the brussels sprouts, 3 pork medallions and top with sauerkraut.

Enjoy!

Pork Tenderloin, Pan-fried Parsnips & Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Bhuna Chicken with Romanesco

Bhuna Chicken with Romanesco
Inspired by Anjum Anand’s Rich Lamb Bhuna
Makes 6 servings.

2 lbs of chicken breast or thighs, skinless & boneless cut into 1” pieces
1 lb of romanesco, chopped into 1” pieces
6 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cups sweet potato, chopped into 1” pieces
2 ½ cups of fresh or canned whole tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2” piece of ginger, roughly chopped
3 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped for topping, divided

  • Process the tomatoes, ginger and garlic together in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
  • Combine the garam masala, chili powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, pepper, and cloves in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large pot, sauté the onions in the olive oil over medium heat for 3 minutes. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of salt over the onions.
  • Stir in the sweet potatoes and romanesco, sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt over the vegetables and allow to cook a couple of minutes.
  • Then add the chicken and tomato-ginger-garlic mixture to the pot. Pour in the spices, coconut milk, bay leaves and 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro. Gently stir to combine.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a gentle boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Allow to cook for 15 minutes. Stir every five minutes to prevent ingredients from sticking.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

Enjoy!

Bhuna Chicken with RomanescoBhuna Chicken with Romanesco

Steam Sautéed Kale Stems

Steam Sautéed Kale Stems
2 cups kale stems, chopped into 1/4″ pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable broth

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium sized pot.
  • Add in the chopped kale stems and salt. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Pour in the vegetable both and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover, leaving the lid ajar to release stream while cooking. Cook for 10-15 minutes until stems are tender.
  • Add more salt to taste.

Enjoy!

 Check out the easiest way to remove kale stems in the video below. Hold the stem in your left hand and run your right hand down the stalk to remove the leaf.  And then make my Massaged Kale Salad with the leaves! 

Steam Sautéed Kale Stems