Sunday, September 18, 2011

pork steaks and corn on the cob

Yesterday Kenneth's sister was kind enough to come over to help paint the garage, so the least we could do was feed her. We still had corn from the box, but not quite enough to make a meal in itself. So we thawed two pork shoulder steaks from the meatshare, and made a caprese salad to go alongside. All local - all tasty.

For the pork, I looked up a couple of recipes online and the rule of thumb seemed to be keep it simple. So I brushed each steak with dijon mustard, then coated it with a rub Kenneth had made up a while ago - a Caribbean spice mix, which probably had paprika, chili powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, and who knows what else. Threw them on a fairly hot BBQ and made sure not to overcook. The steaks were huge - the three of us ended up splitting one, and the other we'll have for leftovers this week.

The corn I kept simple as always, and then made an easy-but-fancy-looking salad: alternated slices of red and yellow tomatoes (mostly from our garden, but possibly some from Taproot) in a circle on a plate, topped with slices of boccocini (mozzarella would also work) and lots of shredded fresh basil, then salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. A bit of fresh bread, and we called it dinner.


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