Wednesday 28 January 2009

Three Little Pigs!

Dinner was lovely - much better than expected! The pork rolls needed quite a lot of holding together with cocktail sticks, but tasted scrummy - the pan-frying first really helped develop the flavour. We didn't have pasta or potato with it but a simple rocket and watercress salad with a honey and mustard dressing.

Three Little Pigs

pork escalopes
apple sauce - you could even make your own!
cinnamon and nutmeg

Honey and Mustard Dressing

wholegrain mustard
olive oil
red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

For the pork, mix a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon to the apple sauce and stir well.
Spread a little onto each escalope and cover with a thin layer of grated cheese.
Season and, here comes the difficult part, roll, try to keep all the stuffing inside! Seal with cocktail sticks but don't forget to tell the guests to take them all out!
Pan fry to seal the meat, then place into a hot over for about 10-15 minutes.

For the dressing, put a dollop of the mustard, a squeeze of the honey, a large splash or two of oil and a smaller splosh of the vinegar into a jar.
Add salt and pepper, screw the lid on tight and shake!
Pour over the salad and drizzle over the pork.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Merlotti/Dobbo,

    Been enjoying the recipes and ideas so far and will definitely be using the blog as a source of inspiration come Sundays when we are planning the weekly menu.

    I'm sat in front of the footy whilst Champs makes one of her speciality Sheps' Pies. What could be better?

    Thought I'd just tell you about the ridiculously simple Naan Bread pizzas that I made last night before our Spanish lessons:

    Plain Naan Breads
    Red Onion (diced)
    Yellow Pepper (diced)
    Mushroons (sliced)
    Parma Ham
    Grated Cheese
    Tomato Puree

    I toasted the Naan under the grill for a couple of minutes on each side and then spread the tomato puree on evenly across the bread and added a layer of cheese with the mushrooms, pepper and onion. I placed this back under the grill for about five minutes then added the parma ham and a second layer of cheese, before a final three to four minutes under the grill.

    Very simple I know but it was actually pretty tasty and very quick.

    Anyway, keep up the good work and we'll see you soon.



Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Merlotti x

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