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Prawns With Asparagus


Prawns With Asparagus

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 175 g/ 6 oz fresh asparagus, cut into  2.5 cm (1 inch) pieces
  • salt
  • 4 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 500 g/ 1 lb peeled prawns
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp finely chopped root ginger
  • 4 spring onions, chopped

Method:

  • Blanch the asparagus in boiling salted water for 2 minutes; drain well and set aside.
  • Mix the sherry and soy sauce together in a  large bowl. Stir in the prawns and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and quickly stir-fry the garlic, ginger and half the spring onions. Add the prawns and marinade, and the asparagus and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes, until the ingredients are hot.
  • Transfer to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with the remaining spring onions. Serve immediately.

Enjoy your meal!

Source: Sainsbury’s Stand-Up Cookbook: Wok Dishes”, 1985 by Caroline Ellwood

Elena G

Honey on … pork


Happy New Year, my dear readers! Be happy, healthy, enjoy exquisite food with the loved one and be good to each other this year and always!  Today I thought of a delicious meal that hopefully will make your belly sing. I found it in Delicious Meals Made Easy, 1996 and I tried it one day, years and years ago.  It is a mix sweet and hot and made me think…hmm…now that is another use of honey ;). Because we all know, honey is very good on skin, in tea, usually for sweet things and food.

Here is the recipe of

Honey-Grilled Pork Chops 

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 16 – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  •  225 (8 oz) can pineapple rings in fruit juice (unsweetened juice rather than syrup, because it is lower in calories and sugar)
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper
  • 4 lean loin pork chops, about 100 g (4 oz) each
  • spring onions to garnish

Method:

  • Drain the pineapple, reserving the juice. In a bowl, mix the juice with honey, sherry, mustard, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Reserve 2 tablespoons.
  • Put pork chops and pineapple in a shallow dish. Pour over marinade. Cover and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes, turning once.
  • Preheat the grill to medium. Remove pork chops and pineapple from the marinade. Discard the marinade.
  • Put chops on a grill rack and brush with reserved marinade. Cook under grill for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until cooked and tender. Grill pineapple for the last 5 minutes of cooking time, turning it once.
  • Arrange the pork chops and pineapple slices on a large serving plate, garnished with spring onions.

Bon appetite!

Cu gandul la Craciun


La multi ani, prieteni dragi si cititori intamplatori ai acestui blog! Ce dor imi era sa mai scriu cate o reteta aici, si pentru ca de Craciun se consuma porc, eu cel putin asta mananc, m-am gandit la o reteta exotica pe care am gatit-o candva, demult…intr-o alta tara pe unde m-a purtat viata sau eu pe ea, inca nu stiu sigur si nu m-am decis cum mi-ar placea sa scriu…; ) ) Mie mi-a placut foarte mult si combinatia de dulce, iute si sarat data de ingrediente e memorabila. Plus ca e porc. Recunosc, sunt carnivora din cand in cand si dintre toate felurile de carne, prefer porcul, cu ceva grasime. Si orice vine din mare. Dar mai ales, ador orice la gratar. Dar cine nu? Sa revin. Reteta aceasta mai are un avantaj: se prepara usor si repede. Si arata impresionant, o mananci cu ochii, nasul … si daca cumva te hotarasti sa gusti, daca…dar mai ai putintica rabdare. Si pregateste-te. Ai de facut niste cumparaturi, ai nevoie de un stomac gol ca sa o poti savura la maxim si pe cineva alaturi. Singur(a), nu recomand. Merge si un pahar cu vin rosu, dar pentru ca partea cu vinurile este specialitatea altora, m-as bucura de un feed-back si de o sugestie, ca sa stiu si eu si cine mai citeste reteta. Multumesc anticipat! Trebuie sa mentionez ca reteta a fost culeasa din Delicious Meals Made Easy, 1996 si povesteste despre cum sa gatesti la grill in cuptor dar merge si la gratar foarte bine. Yummy!

Cotlete de porc in miere, la grill

4 portii

Timp de preparare si marinare: 15 minute

Timp de gatit: 16-20 minute

Ingrediente:

  • 225 g (8 oz) inele de ananas in suc propriu (mai sanatos decat siropul)
  • 4 linguri miere
  • 1 lingura dry sherry (sec)
  • 2 lingurite mustar cu boabe
  • 1 lingurita condiment ardei iute (chilli)
  • 1/4 lingurita sare
  • piper negru (proaspat macinat de preferinta)
  • 4 cotlete de porc, de cca 100g fiecare
  • ceapa verde pentru decor

Preparare:

  • Strecoara ananasul si pastreaza sucul. Intr-un bol amesteca sucul cu mierea, sherry, mustar, ardei iute, sare si piper. Pune deoparte 2 linguri din acest sos marinat, vei avea putin mai tarziu de el.
  • Pune cotletele si ananasul intr-o farfurie adanca. Toarna peste ele sosul de marinat. Acopera farfuria si pune-o la frigider pentru 30 de minute, intorcand ingredientele o singura data.
  • Incalzeste grill-ul simplu (single grill) din cuptor la 230°C. Scoate cotletele si ananasul din sos.
  • Pune carnea pe gratarul din cuptor, avand grija sa fie si tava dedesubt, pentru a aduna sucul care curge. Gratarul trebuie sa fie pe primul spatiu de sus al cuptorului. Lasa cotletele cca 8-10 minute pe fiecare parte sau pana se patrunde carnea toata. In ultimele 5 minute adauga inelel de ananas si intoarce-le doar o data.
  • Aranjeaza pe un platou carnea cu ananasul si decoreaza cu ceapa verde de primavara.

Pofta buna!