Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sweet and Sour Pork

I made this tonight night for dinner and Adam and I both loved it! We ate every last bit - that's how I know it's a hit!

We ate it over a wild rice mix which was very tasty and gave nice texture to the dish.

This is a keeper for our go-to dinner recipes. Thank you Food Network for the recipe!

1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (Adam got what was label pork sirlion and that worked well)
2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons sugar, plus a pinch
3 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
3 scallions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 cups snow peas, cut in half

Toss the pork with 1/2 tablespoon vinegar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, the soy sauce, cornstarch, ketchup, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/3 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in another bowl.

Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Add the pork and slowly stir until it turns mostly opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove the pork with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate. Discard the oil and wipe out the skillet.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon peanut oil in the skillet, then stir-fry the garlic with a pinch each of salt and sugar, 15 seconds. Add the carrots and scallions and stir-fry until crisp-tender, 2 minutes. (Add a little water if the garlic starts to stick to the skillet.) Add the pork, snow peas and soy sauce mixture; stir until the pork is cooked through and the sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Quick Cheesesteak Pizza

I am always looking for an easy weeknight dinner. Unfortunately easy doesn't always mean healthy. I know it CAN mean healthy but when we stumble across something we like, we go for it. This recipe is an example of that. Cheesesteak Pizza!!! Oh yeah!
This recipe is from Sandra Lee's Semi Home magazine. Super easy and few ingredients. Great for a quick meal or for party bites!


I have to admit I was a bit nervous because I am not very fond of Pillsbury pizza dough but this turned out quite tasty! p

1 roll thin crust refrigerator pizza crust

1/2 lb deli roast beef, chopped

1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

1/2 medium onion, chopped (we didn't use onion)

1/2 cup provolone, shredded

1/2 cup cheddar, shredded

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

On a lightly sprayed rimmed baking sheet, roll out the pizza crust to fill the sheet. Bake crust for 5 minutes.

While crust is baking, saute bell pepper and onions in a saute pan over medium heat until softened.

Take crust out of oven and top with the roast beef, peppers, onions and cheeses. Return to oven and bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust has browned.