Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cajun Pork Tenderlion, Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds and Blue Cheese Slaw

Last night we had the most amazing dinner- and it was ready before Eric got home! i picked up the new food network magazine at the grocery store the other day. It has tons or great recipes in it. Highly recommend getting it. 

I found the pork tenderloin recipe from the magazine. Ahh..it was great!

Roasted Cajun Pork

1 T Cajun seasoning
1 T packed light brown sugar
1 large pork tenderloin
1/4 t salt
2 t evoo
(I used a little bit of regular sugar because I barely had enough brown. I also made more of the spice rub)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix Cajun seasoning, sugar and 1/4 t salt together.  Sprinkle pork with mixture. Heat olive oil in large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add pork and sear until browned on all sides (around 5 minutes). Transfer to oven and roast until internal temperature is 145 degree. Around 18 minutes. Let rest, slice and serve!
That's it! So simple yet soo good!

Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds


Preheat oven to 350 
slice sweet potatoes- about 1/2 inch thick
lightly coat with olive oil and salt
bake for 20 min (flipping once)
turn oven to 400
bake 15-20 minutes (turning once)

These little rounds are delicious. The natural sugars caramelize and they just melt in your mouth. I will be making this a staple. Can't get much easier then that!

Blue Cheese Slaw

So i read this recipe and had already been to the store- what to do? improvise! 

 My Recipe:
1 bag broccoli slaw mix
equal parts mayo and sour cream (about 1/4 cup each??)
a squirt grainy mustard
a few dashes Worcestershire 
salt and pepper to taste
blue cheese crumbles to taste
 hot sauce to taste 

mix all ingredients (except for slaw and blue cheese). MAKE SURE YOU TASTE the dressing before you add the slaw. Mix slaw and blue cheese. Add hot sauce.

This is more like a salad. I'm really not a slaw person AT ALL. This however, was pretty tasty.

This dinner was delicious and oh so simple. Prep time was maybe 10 minutes and the hardest part about cooking was flipping the potatoes. Can't get much better than that! I would totally serve this to dinner guests- it's that good! I forgot to take pictures- bad virgin recipe blogger mistake.

Tonight we're having open faced blackened fish sandwiches- topped with blue cheese slaw.
Wednesday we're having pork tacos.

I'll let you know how this meal planning goes. This will be my first attempt!

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