Wednesday, February 12, 2014

     My goodness, Valentines Day is this week - Wahoo - Let's start with a toast!! Oohh yeeaahh, that's much better...feeling groovy :) For this special occasion we should fix something warm & fuzzy  (oooh, that sounds nasty)! The frozen mystery meat we find this week turns out to be 1/2 of a pork tenderloin, well you know what I always say - "1/2 of a pork tenderloin is better than no pork tenderloin at all"! K, so what can we do with this? I've got some teriyaki sc. in the fridge door, a small onion & a few more things I think we can use so...we've got dinner, "Teriyaki Pork with Brown Rice"   
 So this is what I have:
 1. 1/2 of a pork tenderloin (approx. 1lb)
 2. 1 sm onion
 3. 1 sm can of button mushrooms (I would prefer fresh, sliced         mushrooms but ain't got none)!
 4.  3/4 bottle of teriyaki sc. (we don't need all of it)
 5. 2 cups quick cook brown rice (I make my own moist doggy food for my babies cause I don't trust that crap they sell at the store & I use this rice quite a bit)
 6. a little olive oil and margarine for the pan (some pepper is good also but no need for salt except for the rice)
      Let's get cookin' kids... I think we deserve another toast (just sayin)! Now drizzle a few teaspoons of olive oil and a little glob of margarine in a med. skillet and heat on med. heat for a few mins while you slice the onion. When the oil/marg is hot and sizzley (?) throw your sliced onion in the pan and sprinkle in a tablespoon or 2 of teriyaki sc. & some pepper. Toss the onions around, lower the heat to med-low and let them cook until the onions are soft, light brown and caramelized. In the meantime, cook the rice according to the package directions (geeze, that's easy enough right)? While that sits, slice your meat (it will cook faster the thinner the slice) and drained mushrooms (you can leave mushrooms whole if you prefer, they're small). Let's toast love, what a ya say? At this point I would spoon the fabulously sweet, salty onion onto a little plate and set a side. In that same (hot) pan, put your meat & mushrooms in with another small amount of oil, marg & few more "good" tablespoons of teriyaki. Stir this jazz around with a little pepper & cook on med heat until mushrooms are hot & meat is just about done. Now shove the onions back into the pan with the meat, stir it up and cook just long enough to heat the onion through (be careful not to keep the meat on the heat too long...nothing like chewing shoe leather :) Spoon the meat deliciousness  over the rice, top it with a few more sprinkles of teri. sc, pop some champagne (in the name of love of course) and enjoy life! As usual...DERN TASTY!!! Happy Valentine's Day   I LOVE YOU GUYS :)


  1. Hey Chef Pattie, We just cooked this Valentines recipe & Yummmy!! You are good. You are funny too!! Thanks a bunch. We're looking forward to your next one :-D