Sunday, 18 May 2008

Sunday supper

After a fairly quiet day at work I came home to find the Kitchen needed to organise evening service. So with not a second to think we worked up this little gem. Enjoy.

Sunday night pork and potato

Olive Oil
Finely chopped onion
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
1 Red chili
Boneless pork cubed
Black Pudding
Chicken stock
1 medium Apple
Chopped mushrooms
100g Peas
Worcestershire sauce
Parmesan rinds


Put the oven onto 200c
Heat some olive oil in a heavy pan
When hot enough fry the onions and garlic and chili gently
Add the cubed pork and black pudding*
Put a dash of vermouth in and let the alcohol evaporate
When the pork is a nice colour add the mushrooms, apple, peas and chicken stock
A dash of Worcestershire sauce, a teaspoon of sugar, a sprinkling of thyme and a couple of Parmesan rinds are good to add now
Put a lid on the pan and put in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour
Mashed potatoes - do I need to explain this?

*Here in Finland we use Mustamakkara which while are a little different from blackpudding are an excellent alternative

In other news we saw "No Country for Old Men" on Thursday. Our hostess with the mostess was unable to join us (ironic considering how much work I had this week) and I am sorry for her that she missed one of the films of the year. It richly deserved it's awards and was an engaging piece of cinema. Offbeat as you would expect from the Coen brothers and yet accessible enough to give it an appeal to the many. The cinematography captured the huge expanse of the Texan nothingness and it's sparse beauty acted as a counterpoint to some amazing dialogue:

"If I don't come back tell my mother I love her."
"Your mother is dead."
"Then I'll tell her myself."

I urge you to see this movie.

On Thursday next week the Kitchen will close for summer holidays and nuptials. We wish everyone a fantastic kitchen and ask you all to remember that you don't need to waste any food. It can always be used to make something good.

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