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Showing posts with label dinner. Show all posts

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Prosciutto Wrapped Brie and Onion Stuffed Pork Chops / #SundaySupper

Today we are talking about and cooking with pork! Pork chops that is! I am excited because pork has been my favorite meat for a long time. It is easy to cook, bursting with flavor, and it won't break your grocery budget! 
These Prosciutto Wrapped Brie and Onion Stuffed Pork Chops fit that description perfectly. They are easy to cook. We will cook these on the stove top, using just one frying pan. Add in the prosciutto wrapped brie and onion, top it  with a pineapple glaze and the flavors are unforgettable! And talk about budget! These boneless pork chops were cut from a larger boneless pork loin, making these chops very inexpensive, and giving you more pork for several other meals!

Prosciutto Wrapped Brie and Onion Stuffed Pork Chops
(printable recipe at end of post)

small wheel of Brie Cheese
1 small Onion
4 pieces of thinly sliced Prosciutto
2-2" wide pieces of Boneless Pork Loin
Butter
1 cup Pineapple Juice
2 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar 
1 tablespoon Cornstarch


Cut a small wedge from the wheel of brie. Cut a small piece of onion in to small slices pieces as shown.
Often when prosciutto is cut in the deli, it is not in a full piece, so use two pieces on top of one another to wrap the onion and brie. Set aside.
Cut 2" wide pieces of boneless pork chop off of the boneless pork loin.
Season with a sprinkle of garlic powder and pepper on each pork chop. Cut a slit in to the center top of the chop. Use a paring knife , or something similar to cut to within a 1/4" of the bottom. Use your knife to open the cut a little more by moving the knife side to side, in all four directions.
The opening looks like this. Push the prosciutto wrapped brie and onion into the opening, like above.
 Use toothpicks to hold the pork chop closed.
Begin cooking the pork chops by melting butter in a frying pan set on medium high heat. Sear all the sides of the pork.
Turn the heat to medium and continue to cook the pork until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Keep turning the pork so it does not cook too long on one side. Make sure to temp the chop in the thickest part of the meat.
Remove pork chops from pan and let rest for approx. 5 minutes. This allows the fiber of the meat to relax, resulting in a more tender and juicer piece of meat.
While the meat is resting, put together your glaze. Pour pineapple juice in a skillet. Turn heat to medium high. add dark brown sugar. Stir often, keeping a close eye on it.
Make a roux to help the mix thicken by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of cold water and stir together forming a paste. Pour into sauce and continue to stir until it thickens and the glaze become thick and beautiful. 
Pour glaze over stuffed pork chop. Enjoy! 

I am so glad you stopped by today! Thank you!

Thank you also to Shelby from Grumpy's Honeybunch for hosting today's tasty event! Scroll down just a bit and check out all the wonderful pork recipes from the Sunday Supper family!


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Prosciutto Wrapped Brie and Onion Stuffed Pork Chops

INGREDIENTS:

  • small wheel of Brie Cheese
  • 1 small Onion
  • 4 pieces of thinly sliced Prosciutto
  • 2-2" wide pieces of Boneless Pork Loin
  • Butter
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 2 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut a small wedge from the wheel of brie. Cut a small piece of onion in to small slices pieces as shown.
  2. Often when prosciutto is cut in the deli, it is not in a full piece, so use two pieces on top of one another to wrap the onion and brie. Set aside.
  3. Cut 2" wide pieces of boneless pork chop off of the boneless pork loin.
  4. Season with a sprinkle of garlic powder and pepper on each pork chop. Cut a slit in to the center top of the chop. Use a paring knife , or something similar to cut to within a 1/4" of the bottom. Use your knife to open the cut a little more by moving the knife side to side, in all four directions.
  5. The opening looks like this. Push the prosciutto wrapped brie and onion into the opening, like above.
  6. Use toothpicks to hold the pork chop closed.
  7. Begin cooking the pork chops by melting butter in a frying pan set on medium high heat. Sear all the sides of the pork.
  8. Turn the heat to medium and continue to cook the pork until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Keep turning the pork so it does not cook too long on one side. Make sure to temp the chop in the thickest part of the meat.
  9. Remove pork chops from pan and let rest for approx. 5 minutes. This allows the fiber of the meat to relax, resulting in a more tender and juicer piece of meat.
  10. While the meat is resting, put together your glaze. Pour pineapple juice in a skillet. Turn heat to medium high. add dark brown sugar. Stir often, keeping a close eye on it.
  11. Make a roux to help the mix thicken by mixing 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into a small bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of cold water and stir together forming a paste. Pour into sauce and continue to stir until it thickens and the glaze become thick and beautiful.
  12. Pour glaze over stuffed pork chop. Enjoy!
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Chicken Enchiladas / #FoodBloggerLove

Today I made these Chicken Enchiladas from the blog, Jane's Adventures in Dinner. I am participating in a fun recipe swap called #FoodBloggerLove! I was assigned a blog and I was to pick a recipe to make from that blog and post about it here at The Freshman Cook! 

Once I pulled up my assigned bloggers page, it took me all of 2 minutes to decide what I was going to make. All of the recipes look amazing, and the pictures are awesome, and when I saw the recipe for Chicken Enchiladas, I had to make it! 

I have been trying to come up with a recipe I liked for Chicken Enchiladas, but I have not had much luck. I keep putting in too much of this or too little of that, and I just can not get it right. So when I saw the Chicken Enchiladas recipe I knew it was fate! Oh my, IT IS AWESOME! I am in love with this recipe! I know you will love it too! I did make a few minor changes to accommodate my family and their likes and dislikes, and it is still awesome! Check out the recipe I made below, and then visit Jane's Adventures in Dinner and check out her original recipe too!

 Chicken Enchiladas
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 4)

Enchilada Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Cumin
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 1/2 tablespoons Flour
1 mashed Garlic Clove
1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 1/2 tablespoon Oil
3/4 cup Water
2 cups chopped Tomatoes

Chicken Mix 
1 1/2 cups shredded, cooked Chicken
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro
4 Tortilla
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese


Mix together the Enchilada Sauce ingredients, except for the water. Heat for 30 seconds on medium heat. Slowly add the water, whisking as you add it, to avoid creating any lumps. 
Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes to allow tomatoes to soften.
Mix all the chicken ingredients together. For the chicken I pan grilled 2 good sized chicken breasts, let them cool, and then shredded the chicken. I had a little extra chicken, but it was quickly eaten! Spread a little bit of cheese on each tortilla. Divide the chicken filling between the four tortillas. Add additional cheese to each one. 
Spoon sauce into an oven safe baking dish. Use enough to cover the bottom. Roll the tortillas and place in dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spoon more sauce over top of tortillas. Cover with cheese.
Bake for approx. 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
Serve and enjoy!
I hope you will try this recipe. I know you will love it! 
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Chicken Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS:

Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 mashed Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 2 cups chopped Tomatoes
Chicken Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded, cooked Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Cilantro
  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix together the Enchilada Sauce ingredients, except for the water. Heat for 30 seconds on medium heat. Slowly add the water, whisking as you add it, to avoid creating any lumps.
  2. Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes to allow tomatoes to soften.
  3. Mix all the chicken ingredients together. For the chicken I pan grilled 2 good sized chicken breasts, let them cool, and then shredded the chicken. I had a little extra chicken, but it was quickly eaten! Spread a little bit of cheese on each tortilla. Divide the chicken filling between the four tortillas. Add additional cheese to each one.
  4. Spoon sauce into an oven safe baking dish. Use enough to cover the bottom. Roll the tortillas and place in dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Spoon more sauce over top of tortillas. Cover with cheese.
  6. Bake for approx. 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serve and Enjoy!
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Surf & Turf for Two / #SundaySupper

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and with it comes the usual questions about how to celebrate. Should you eat out? Which restaurant should you choose? How much should you spend? This year make it easy and celebrate at home with a meal you won't soon forget! Surf and Turf for Two! It's easier than you think! One of the easiest parts of preparing this meal is the fact that the shrimp is almost all prep, with 2-3 minutes of cooking, and the steak can be cooked on the grill, which you probably know how to do already. If it is too cold to be outside grilling, cook it in a pan on your stove. The sides take care of themselves. Plus, you will have great leftovers!

Surf and Turf for Two
(printable recipe at end of post)

1 Beef Round London Broil  2.24 lbs
Zesty Italian Dressing
A-1  
16-20 ct Uncooked Shrimp
Shrimp Boil Oil
Cocktail Sauce
2 Lemon Wedges
Fresh Mushrooms
2-3 Onion Slices
Various Small Potatoes
Fresh Broccoli 

Begin by marinating your steak. Pour equal parts of dressing and A1 on to the top of your steak.
Use two forks and continuously pierce the top of the meat with the forks. Flip the meat over and do the same to the other side. This takes a little time, but it is worth it for the great flavor. Don't be afraid of over doing stabbing the meat. This can be done early in the day, then just wrapped and refrigerated until you are ready to cook. 
You can prepare your shrimp earlier in the day also. The first thing to do peel the shrimp. I set the shrimp in a bowl, and let the cold water run over it as I peel all the the shrimp. Then I go back and devein the shrimp. Even if the shrimp is advertised as deveined, I like to devein the inner side of the shrimp also. It is not necessary, it's just a thing I do, and it's up to you. Once done, you can cook it right away because you are making cocktail shrimp.
Boil water in a pan that is large enough for all the shrimp.. Follow the directions on the bottle of shrimp boil, but it will probably tell you to boil the water, then once boiling, add the shrimp boil oil and then the shrimp. It will only cook for about 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook it. It will be too tough and chewy.
As you pour the shrimp into the colander let cold water run over the shrimp. Have a water bath ready. Fill a big bowl half way with ice, add the shrimp and cover with more ice. Add water to the bowl, and let the ice chill the shrimp completely. 
About 30 minutes before you want to eat, boil water for your potatoes, and cook them until you can pierce them to the center. Saute the mushrooms and onion slices, in a frying pan with butter. Cook the broccoli. 
As your sides are coming together, get you meat on the grill. I like to flip the meat over every 2-3 minutes for a total time of 15 minutes for medium rare. I use a timer to do this because I am easily distracted by others.
Slice down some of your steak before you plate it. It makes it so easy to serve. 
Prepare 2 little bowls with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge, and place some shrimp around the edges.
Place the steak, the potatoes, and the vegetables on the main plate. Don't forget the broccoli like I did.! I even mentioned to my husband that I should have made something green for the plate, and it still did not dawn on me that the broccoli was still on the stove. I found it after dinner. It was fine, and I used it for soup the next day!

Thanks for joining me today! Scroll down a little and you will find  more tasty recipes from the Sunday Supper family.
Thank you to Candace, from Authentically Candace for hosting today!

Chicken Recipes

Pasta Recipes

Pork Recipes

Red Meat Recipes

Seafood Recipes

Veggie Recipes

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here:

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Surf & Turf for Two

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Beef Round London Broil 2.24 lbs
  • Zesty Italian Dressing
  • A-1
  • 16-20 ct Uncooked Shrimp
  • Shrimp Boil Oil
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Onion Slices
  • Various Small Potatoes
  • Fresh Broccoli

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Begin by marinating your steak. Pour equal parts of dressing and A1 on to the top of your steak.
  2. Use two forks and continuously pierce the top of the meat with the forks. Flip the meat over and do the same to the other side. This takes a little time, but it is worth it for the great flavor. Don't be afraid of over doing stabbing the meat. This can be done early in the day, then just wrapped and refrigerated until you are ready to cook.
  3. You can prepare your shrimp earlier in the day also. The first thing to do peel the shrimp. I set the shrimp in a bowl, and let the cold water run over it as I peel all the the shrimp. Then I go back and devein the shrimp. Even if the shrimp is advertised as deveined, I like to devein the inner side of the shrimp also. It is not necessary, it's just a thing I do, and it's up to you. Once done, you can cook it right away because you are making cocktail shrimp.
  4. Boil water in a pan that is large enough for all the shrimp.. Follow the directions on the bottle of shrimp boil, but it will probably tell you to boil the water, then once boiling, add the shrimp boil oil and then the shrimp. It will only cook for about 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook it. It will be too tough and chewy. As you pour the shrimp into the colander let cold water run over the shrimp. Have a water bath ready. Fill a big bowl half way with ice, add the shrimp and cover with more ice. Add water to the bowl, and let the ice chill the shrimp completely.
  5. About 30 minutes before you want to eat, boil water for your potatoes, and cook them until you can pierce them to the center. Saute the mushrooms and onion slices, in a frying pan with butter. Cook the broccoli.
  6. As your sides are coming together, get you meat on the grill. I like to flip the meat over every 2-3 minutes for a total time of 15 minutes for medium rare. I use a timer to do this because I am easily distracted by others.
  7. Slice down some of your steak before you plate it. It makes it so easy to serve.
  8. Prepare 2 little bowls with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge, and place some shrimp around the edges.
  9. Place the steak, the potatoes, and the vegetables on the main plate. Enjoy!
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Southwest Chipotle Pulled Pork Naan Bread Pizza / #SundaySupper / #Nourish2Flourish

Southwest Chipotle Pulled Pork Naan Bread Pizza is one long recipe title, but it is one of the quickest, freshest meals you will ever put together! What's the secret?  You start with the Southwest Chipotle Nourish Bowl, which comes stuffed full of healthy, fresh veggies like cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, and sweet potatoes. It also includes a Chipotle Corn Salsa and shredded Cheddar Cheese! Add some pizza sauce to the corn salsa, spread it on a piece of Naan bread, add the fresh veggies from the Nourish Bowl, top it with pulled pork, add cheese and dinner is ready! Three pizzas from one Nourish Bowl! Wow!
I think it is pretty much a given that life today is hectic and to find something to eat that is tasty, quick and healthy is a struggle. You will find that the Nourish Bowls are each a healthy meal in themselves with no need to add anything if you don't want. They are deliciously, wonderfully, perfect for any meal of the day, whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack.  It would be great to take a Nourish Bowl for lunch at work, knowing that it will be ready to enjoy in 3-4 minutes, giving you extra time for you! Visit Mann's Nourish Bowls website to see the large variety of bowls that are available. You will want to try all of them!

Southwest Chipotle Pulled Pork Naan Bread Pizza
(printable recipe at end of post)
(Makes 3 pizzas)

1/4 - 1/2 pound Shredded Pork
Southwest Chipotle Nourish Bowl
3-4 pieces Naan Bread
4 tablespoons Pizza Sauce 
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Sprinkle a pork loin with garlic powder and cook it in the oven at 350 degrees until it reaches 140 degrees. Take it out of the oven and let it sit until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. When it is done, shred some pork for your pizzas. You will only need about 1/4 to 1/2 pound of the loin for the pizzas.
Open Nourish Bowl. Remove packet of Chipotle Corn Salsa and Cheddar Cheese. Add 4 tbl. of water to bowl. Microwave 3-4 min

While the veggies are cooking, pour the salsa packet and the pizza sauce in to a bowl and mix together. 

Divide the salsa/pizza mix between the three naan bread. Spread mix onto the bread, as close to edge as you can. Add additional sauce directly to the bread, if needed.
Remove the veggies from the microwave and add them to the top of the sauce on each pizza.  
Add the pulled pork on top of each pizza.
Sprinkle mozzarella and some of the cheddar on to each pizza.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
 Remove from oven, slice and enjoy!
I am so glad you stopped by today! 
Keep reading to see all the tasty Nourish Bowl recipes created  by fellow Sunday Supper members! Then scroll down some more for info on Nourish Bowls and a fun giveaway!

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Plus meet Gina Nucci, aka Gina Broccolini, one of the third generation family owners of Mann Packing - the creators of Nourish Bowls - in a Sunday Supper Movement Interview Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.


    I hope you will try one (or two!) of these fantastic Nourish Bowls! For more information, stop by the Nourish Bowls Facebook page, and you can check them out on TwitterInstagramPinterest, and Youtube!


    Join Sunday Supper today, January 22 at 4pm EST for a Facebook Live segment! Family Foodie will be making one of her famous breakfast bowls using Nourish Bowls! There will also be a giveaway of a prize pack from Nourish Bowls! Click Sunday Supper to join in the fun!

    This post is sponsored by Nourish Bowls in conjunction with a social media campaign though Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

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    Southwest Chipotle Pulled Pork Naan Bread Pizza

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1/4 - 1/2 pound Shredded Pork
    • Southwest Chipotle Nourish Bowl
    • 3-4 pieces Naan Bread
    • 4 tablespoons Pizza Sauce
    • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Sprinkle a pork loin with garlic powder and cook it in the oven at 350 degrees until it reaches 140 degrees. Take it out of the oven and let it sit until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees. You will only need about 1/4 to 1/2 pound of the loin for the pizzas.
    2. Open the Nourish Bowl and pull out the packet of Chipotle Corn Salsa and the packet of Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Set aside. Add 4 tablespoons of water to the bowl. Place in microwave and heat for 3-4 minutes.
    3. While the veggies are cooking, pour the salsa packet and the pizza sauce in to a bowl and mix together.
    4. Divide the salsa/pizza sauce mix up between the three naan breads. Spread the mix onto the breads, coming as close to the edges as you can. If you would like more sauce, add additional pizza sauce directly to the naan bread.
    5. Remove the veggies from the microwave and add them to the top of the sauce on each pizza.
    6. Add the pulled pork on top of each pizza.
    7. Sprinkle mozzarella and some of the cheddar on to each pizza.
    8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
    9. Remove from oven, slice and enjoy!
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