Archive for December, 2003
|2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 garlic cloves
2 boneless pork chops
|Chop garlic, mix all ingredients into marinade.
Marinate pork chops at room temperature for 30 minutes, flipping a few times, as the marinade doesn’t completely cover the meat.
Heat grille pan to medium-high.
Cook chops 7-8 minutes per side, with the intent that they should be cooked through at this point.
When testing reveals that they’re not even remotely cooked past the edges, turn the oven to 350, add some water and the remainder of the marinade to the pan to add some moisture, and pop into the stove for 30 minutes.
It’s a decent meal (especially the parts with more garlic), but I’m still having trouble with overcooking pork and making it too tough.
Work has moved to Chinatown, making any attempt to stick to an Atkins diet completely futile unless I want to starve myself. Goodbye diet, and goodbye painful mood swings and chocolate cravings! I may gain some weight back, but at least I won’t be miserable while I’m doing it.
|1 1/2 chicken breasts
salt & water
cracked black pepper
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup almonds
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup leftover pork chop gravy