Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Lunch

We had some dear friends to lunch after church today.  It was a wonderfully casual afternoon.  It also gave me the opportunity to try some new recipes!

We had Pork and Cider Stew.  It is a recipe from Jamie Oliver's new cookbook Jamie's Food Revolution.  It is a great collection of simple recipes using simple ingredients.  The basis of the book is to get people in the kitchen cooking...right up my alley! 

4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
2 large onions, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 TBS of olive oil
6 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed and chopped
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of fresh ground pepper
3 TBS of flour
2.25 lbs of pork tenderloin, chopped
1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
3 bottles of hard cider (I used Harpoon)
4 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and thyme to Dutch Oven with olive oil over medium heat.  Combine well and cook for 10 minutes.  Then add flour and pork.  Stir well, paying attention to evenly distribute flour.  Add tomatoes and cider then bring to a boil.  Cover and place in 300degree oven for 2 hours.  Uncover and cook for 30 more minutes.  Roast sweet potatoes on a baking sheet while soup in cooking.  Once you uncover the soup, add the potatoes and stir to combine.  Serve with a good crusty bread.  Enjoy!
Please Note: I added the sweet potatoes to the recipe.  Also, the recipe calls for stewing meat but the tenderloin was a leaner option.

I saw this recipe at The Pioneer Woman and immediately thought it be the perfect end to our lunch!  Oh my goodness, was I right!  This is worth the hunt for dulce de leche paste!  I also swapped out the Kaluha for Myer's Dark Rum.  It was delicious!

1 comment:

  1. i saw the dolce de leche drink on pioneer woman too! i'm a huge fan of hers!


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