I think, the easiest way to make my man very happy is to cook a steak, serve it with the fries and end this dinner with the chocolate cake. If you have a similar eater at your house, you know how frustrated it could be.
To be honest, for the first 6 months, I was so shocked at this eating habits that I cooked two dinners each night. One for him – basically meat and potatoes and one for me – something vegetarian or chicken. After 6 months, I couldn’t just keep doing this, I started to make some twists in your food. This is how I came across with the idea to hide the veggies or serve them in the way, even my, stubborn man, wouldn’t resist at least to try them.
Pork medallions became the real hit in our house. It is easy to make. It is just meat and potatoes, but with a nice twist. Into this dish, you could easily hide 3 portions of your daily vegetables. This time, I was using carrots, pepper and cabbage, but you could swap them and use cauliflower, zucchini, sweet potatoes. Also, you could change leeks and use onions instead.
Lastly, I always like to marinate my meat a day/night before cooking. This is not necessary, but it helps to bring all the flavours. So, if you could find 10 minutes before you go to sleep, use this time by marinating the pork. Next day, you won’t regret it.
1 pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon tomatoes paste
1 tablespoon flour
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon parsley
- Cut the pork into 1.5 -2 cm slices.
- Combine all your spices (garlic powder, cayenne powder, mustard seeds, salt, pepper) together with a little bit of olive oil into pestle and mortar. This way you will get more intense flavours. With this paste marinade your pork and leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Cut all the vegetables and put them into the hot frying pan. Put the lid on and let them simmer for 10-15 minutes or until they are soft (if you need, pour a little bit of water prevent from burning).
- Add your cooked vegetables into the blender and blitz them until smooth consistency.
- Fry your pork in the hot pan, both sides, until they become nicely golden.
- Add your vegetable mixture, tomatoes paste, salt and pepper into the pan together with the pork.
- Put the lid on and simmer everything together for 10-15 minutes on low-medium heat (if the sauce is too liquidy add a spoon of flour).
- Squeeze lemon juice and add chopped parsley at the end.