It was all about chicken and apple last week, so Chef Brian decided to switch it up. We’ve got a new protein (pork!) and new fruits to experiment with too (figs and pears).
Plus, you can’t go wrong when you’re cooking with wine:
Meal 1: Thyme-crusted roasted pork over Gruyere polenta with caramelized pear, shallot and ginger pan sauce
Meal 2: Thyme-crusted roasted pork panini with balsamic fig jam, bacon and arugula
Meal 3: Grilled pork chop with grilled asparagus over wild rice with almonds and fig, port and balsamic reduction
Our list is good for two portions of each meal. I double mine so I always have leftovers for the next day.
The shopping list is after the jump. Continue reading Week 2: Pork, figs and wine
The last meal of Week 1 was a gentle end to the chicken-and-apple series as it struck the balance between the hard work I put into our first night’s sweet potato/kale/chicken dish versus the relative ease of making night two’s chicken/apple/onion panini.
It was also my first encounter with wild rice which I’ve learned 1) is not rice, but grass; 2) takes about an hour to cook; 3) is nutty, delicious and filling.
Keep reading for the recipe and directions to make Week 1, Meal 3: Grilled herb chicken with sauteed spinach over wild rice and chicken sausage stuffing. Continue reading Week 1, Meal 3: Grilled herb chicken with sauteed spinach over wild rice and chicken sausage stuffing