Ever had those moments you WISH you could have gotten on camera? Or rather, you wish you had a better photo to represent the moment that ROCKED your world? Welcome to today’s lesson in culinary genius …
On that note, tonight was all about flexibility and creativity … I realized that I was a bit behind on the start with tonight’s blog post. In a dash, I got flexible and creative. What’s in the fridge … Pork steaks, broccoli, black rice, cilantro, onions and apples … Sounds like a meal, eh? And indeed it was. BUT, let’s not forget, part of the appeal in reading a food blog is the inspiration to replicate the beautiful photo of food you see before you. One day, I’ll learn enough tips & tricks to make Teresa Blackburn of Food on Fifth proud (hopefully, she’s still keeping up with me *hint hint). In the meantime, let’s just take a leap of faith. Take my word for it … this one is worth perfecting through the lens.
What you’ll need:
- Pork steaks
- A healthy sprinkle of cinnamon
- A healthy sprinkle of cumin
- A healthy sprinkle of garlic powder
- Broccoli florets
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- 4 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 tsp of honey
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 granny smith apple, sliced
- 1 tbsp butter
- black rice, cooked to recipe with chicken stock and 2 cloves fresh garlic
- a handful of cilantro, chopped
- Salsa verde (I used a personal favorite’s house green hot sauce – ask nicely and I’ll connect you with that recipe one day)
What you’ll do:
For the Pork Steaks
- Allow steaks to come to room temperature and sprinkle with cinnamon, garlic powder and cumin.
- Grill steaks to your preference. I typically go for 135 internal temp and let them rest for a few minutes
- Make chutney (recipe below) amazing!
For the Roasted Broccoli
- Combine 2 tbsp of olive oil, lime, salt & pepper. Whisk well.
- Toss broccoli in dressing
- Spread into an even layer on a baking sheet
- Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes
For the Chutney:
- Sautee onions and apples in the remaining oil and butter
- Add in salsa verde of your choice (I used about 3 heaping tbsp)
- Toss in fresh cilantro (leave a few to dress your plate if you like)
*Plate it up with black rice. Get brave stir it all together. Bite, chew and continue the digestion process. You can thank me later!