Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Pork'

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops

This recipe has been around the internet for a while. It came from Rock Recipes. I saved it a while back, then forgot about it. It can be made with chicken breasts as well as pork chops. I used...

Bourbon-Glazed Pork Chops with Peaches

I adapted this from a recipe from Cooking Light: 1/3 cup bourbon 1/4 cup honey 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2...

Pork Meatloaf with Pancetta

This is actually a recipe I have used for appetizer meatballs with a great port wine-fig dipping sauce, but I decided to take the recipe and make it into a meatloaf. 1 lb. lean ground pork 4 oz. chopped...

Stuffed Pork Loin Wrapped in Prosciutto and Puff Pastry

If there are any of you who are NOT following our FLAVORS blog (and why aren't you?), since this recipe was SO good, I thought I'd repost it here! I've created 12 recipes so far, and this is by far...

Grilled Pork Kebobs

These simple pork skewers are marinated pork, figs and red onion. Cut a 1 pound pork loin into chunks, or use two-three thick boneless loin chops, cubed into large chunks. Marinade for several hours or overnight. Pork Marinade: 1/4...

Grilled Pork chops with Peaches

Season with salt and pepper, then throw a couple of boneless pork chops on the grill. While Brad watched the pork, I melted 1 T. of butter in a skillet and added 2 fresh peaches, (peeled, pitted and sliced), 1...

Day of the Pig Part 2

Our dinner at Incanto continued the pigfest through all courses except dessert! PORKapalooza! The restaurant is a lovely spot with a great wine list. I enjoyed three glasses of Verdicchio from Le Marche. With our pre-dinner wine, we had an...

The Day of the Pig! Part 1

Last Friday, we drove into San Francisco, and began the day by parking close to the restaurant where we would end up for dinner in Noe Valley, then taking the muni to the the Montgomery Street station. I must admit,...

Pork with Hazelnuts, Honey and Sage

I began with two boneless pork loin chops. I cut each in half, making 4 thin pork chops. I dipped them in a beaten egg, then dredged them in hazelnut flour (finely ground toasted hazelnuts). I sauteed them in...

What Happens When You Send Your Spouse to Costco...

Brad is amazing at running errands for me. I appreciate this very much. A week or so ago, he was going to Costco, for just a few items, and I asked him to pick up a pork shoulder. He came...

Pork Belly

I have been wanting to cook a pork belly for a couple of years, but have never done it. One of the BEST things I have ever eaten, was the pork belly at Craftsteak, at their Mother's Day Brunch during...

Pan-Braised Pork Chops with Balsamic and Figs

Fall has finally arrived. In the desert, that means temperatures have gotten below the 90s in the day time, and evenings have been in the 60s. Fall foods are some of my favorites: soups, stews, braises, pumpkins, apples, squash, YUM!...

Shredded Pork

Last weekend I made a huge pot of ragu (meat sauce for pasta) to freeze for Brad to eat while I am in Italy. Each container has an Italian sausage, some meatballs, and some of the pork sirloin roast that...

Sunday Slow Suppers #9: Tuscan Pork Roast

I was really excited about this one! I love pork, in any form! Here is the recipe that Sandi shared (adapted from Once Upon a Plate) Tuscan Pork Roast 2 teaspoons fresh chopped sage 3 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary...

Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze and Pears Poached in Rum

It was one of those days where you stare in the fridge and the pantry figuring out what ingredients you have to throw a meal together. I wanted to do something simple with pork chops. We were having salad,...

Pork Sliders

I couldn't find small buns for homemade sliders, so I decided to make my own using this recipe from www.chow.com. 1 1/4 cups whole milk 6 tablespoons nonhydrogenated vegetable shortening 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon...

Pork Cutlets in a Snap...A Gingersnap!

We've been eating out of the freezer for a couple weeks to make room for cookies! I had two pork boneless loin chops defrosting, that I needed to decide what to do with. Hmmmmm, there were those leftover Trader Joe's...

Oak Glen

Last weekend, we visited Oak Glen, California. Just a 40 minute drive from home, is this cute town in the foothills where APPLE farmers abound. There are several little "villages" set up with apples of all kinds (16 varieties),...

Fruity Ginger Pork Chops

I had salad fixings and two thick pork loin center chops, and was standing, first in my fridge, and then in my pantry, figuring out what to do with them. I think some of the nights when you begin dinner...

Sausage with Grapes

In honor of the vendemmia, or grape harvest, I tried this simple recipe by Mary Ann Esposito from Tastes of Italia magazine, Oct. 2009. 1 lb. Italian sausage 1 T. olive oil (if needed) 2 c. mixed red and...

Caramel-Braised Pork

I usually try 1-2 new recipes a week. Some I find in magazines, others in my many cookbooks, some on the internet, or blogs. Sometimes I just make them up. This one came from Williams-Sonoma. Brad gets emails from...

Herbed Stuffed Pork Roast

I had a 4.5 lb pork roast in the freezer. First step was to butterfly it into one large flat piece. I made an herb filling in the food processor with 10 large springs of rosemary, a large handful of...

Grill Every Day Spice Rub

Brad has a few cookbooks of his own. His favorite is Grill Every Day by Diane Morgan. He makes up a big batch of this spice rub, we keep it in a tightly sealed jar, and it can be used...

Pork Chops with Gorgonzola and Balsamico

There has been a recent discussion on using balsamic vinegar on the Slow Talk food forum. I posted my simple glaze, and I realized I haven't made it for quite a while. The salad was a leftover from the...

"Clean Out the Fridge" Wontons

What to have for dinner? I diced one pork chop into tiny pieces, and sauteed it in a little sesame oil. Into the food processor went: a handful of baby carrots 1 zucchini half a portobello mushroom 1 green onion...

Balsamic Pork and Leek-Corn Pudding

Something a little different for dinner! We both really enjoyed both recipes. Easy, too! For the pork chops, I browned 2 pork chops in a little olive oil. When they were half way cooked, I removed them from the...

Bursting Summer Flavors

What to have for dinner? This is a constant topic for thought and discussion at our house. Last night I came up with lemon-garlic orzo with grilled squash and peach-bourbon-rosemary pork brisket. I gathered a few ingredients to combine with...

Stuffing a Pork Roast

The pork loin roast weighed 4.5 pounds. I had my butcher butterfly it for me, and then I pounded it slightly to get a nice, even rectangle. I layered spinach leaves first. Next, some crumbled gorgonzola: Finally, a layer of...

Pork Tenderloin in Orange Caramel Sauce

I am on a caramel kick. Yesterday, I made a double batch of "Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream". When I decided to make a caramel cake with caramel-marscapone buttercream and butter-toffee crunch for my dinner party, i began to browse...

Pork, Peaches, and Dessert Made from Leftovers!

I barbequed a pork loin marinated in olive oil, and lots of thyme. The peach sauce was delicious! We also had haricot verts with pancetta and sliced almonds, and some leftover polenta. Peach Sauce: 2 peached, peeled and chopped...

Our Tuesday Montisi Dinner

Though a couple of people munched on some pecorino with their afternoon wine, we advised everyone to "come hungry" for dinner. MENU: Salad with figs marinated in balsamic and honey, red onion, gorgonzola and balsamic dressing, garnished with a warm...

Apricot-Glazed Spareribs

I have an aversion to tomato-based sauces (except my ragu, or a Bolognese sauce), so I am always happy to try a new recipe for ribs that has no tomato products. This was based on a recipe from February, 2008...

A Quick, Tasty Dinner

It was Wednesday, and Brad would be home for dinner. The nights he's not here, I typically eat "diet food", a salad, or leftovers. I am finished with clients at 7:00, so I wanted to do something delicious, but simple...