Here are a couple more recipes, since I know you folk can't wait for more recipes. OK, they aren't really recipes at all, because they aren't of sufficient quality to share, so maybe they are just ideas.
Pork Tenderloin Smorgasbord
Anyway, a week ago, there was a sale on pork tenderloins, so pork tenderloins graced the household. (Apologies to all the vegetarians for the top part of this post; you may like the second part, unless you are vegan.) What's on sale at Safeway and Foodland pretty much determine the menu in the Paca household. The only exceptions are special occasions... and milk. Always buy milk.
Tenderloins as you may recall typically come two to a package in the U.S., so last Monday I took the two pieces and then sliced them each in half length-wise to yield 4 thinner tenderloins. Each then got a special marinade treatment. One went in a bag with a bunch of Bullseye BBQ sauce, which is a Texas style sauce. Another went in a bag with a bunch of Frank's Red Hot Buffalo sauce. A third went into my own lime ginger concoction (some white wine, lime juice, ginger, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, I think). And one remained plain.
On Wednesday, I cooked them up. Two were broiled in the oven and two were cooked in a skillet.
And here we have the results
We each had our favorite. I think the BBQ one came out as the best example of what it was meant to be, if that makes sense, so if you like BBQ, then I recommend that one. N's not a huge BBQ fan and said the ginger lime was best. B liked the plain one (with some seasonings). The Buffalo one was fun, but, well, perhaps Buffalo wings became famous and not Buffalo pork for a reason.
I'm still trying to use up all those berries I mentioned last week, so today I pulled out a recipe for "strawberry shortcake" from a cookbook I recently picked up with a name like New Orleans Home Cooking. Louisiana people, have you ever had strawberry shortcake in Louisiana? Because I think of it as having little spongecake type things, while this recipe basically had you create biscuits. Is that the standard in South Louisiana?
The biscuits didn't quite work for me, and that's pretty much the entire recipe other than making whipped cream and cutting up strawberries, but the whole thing looks very nice.
The finished product: