Friday, July 9, 2010

Pork and Four Ingredients

Sometimes, there are those nights when I am sitting in my apartment, admiring my new grey-beige dipped nails against my white laptop, my boyfriend's out playing basketball, my class reading has been sufficiently absorbed and... I just feel like making dinner! In my ambitious little mind I am visualising the most elaborate and exquisite meal. And then I pore over the contents of the pantry. Hmm. Limited at best! So this is me winging it and working with what I've got on hand. And it turned out to be one of the simplest and most satisfying meals I've ever prepared.

I marinated a few thin pork chops in palm sugar, a pat of butter, soy sauce, and excessive amounts of minced garlic. I think it was almost an entire knob? Who knows. Another thing about me: I'm not very good at measuring ingredients. I can never get enough garlic, and my SlapChopper Wannabe aids me so well in this garlic-loving plight. I then browned the pork in a pan, then popped it in the oven for 10 minutes or so. I also roasted carrots, skin-on potatoes and shallots in the oven, drizzled with rosemary, sea salt and pepper.

Sophia, my friend, you were not kidding about roasted shallots. My apartment was filled with eau de caramelised shallots. Smelled divine, tasted even better! Smooth, tender and surprisingly sweet. The pork was good as well, for such a simple marinade. My boyfriend's plate was clean, white, and sauceless. Maybe it was because he was starving from two hours of basketball, but I'd like to think it was because his girlfriend made him a pleasing meal. :)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked it! I had them myself last night and it was sooo good. So addictive :D