Tuesday, April 04, 2006




We made dinner the other night for a friend and so I decided to document it with photos. The first thing I did was trim a pork roast of most of the fat and then salted and peppered it, drizzled olive oil on it and tossed it with shallots and rosemary. Around the outside of the roast, I added new potatoes that were tossed with oil and garlic and sea salt. Boom, into the oven to cook for about 1.5 hours. The next thing I made was corn bread. 1 cup flour, 1 cup corn meal, 1/3 cup sugar, dash of baking powder and salt all in a bowl. Add 1 stick melted butter, 1 cup milk, 1 egg and about 1/2 cup olive oil and blend. Pour into cast iron pan and pop into the oven...done. Greg got in the act with the dessert, crispy apples, and so I documented his attitude towards apples and sugar :-) This dish is so easy to make and serves as a great "morning after " breakfast.
cube up your favorite apples and pears and toss with ginger, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, fresh nutmeg, and brown sugar (about 1/4 cup) and a small handful of flour. add raisins if you want.
Top with a mixture of 1. 5 cups quick cooking oats, 1.4 cup brown sugar, about 1/2 a stick of butter, and cinnamon. Blend topping in bowl until mixture looks like coarse meal and sprinkle on top of apple / pear mixture. Cook until top is golden and crispy.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

That cornbread looks delicious. I love the Jiffy cornbread mix but I may have to try your recipe, it looks so good. Hope your auction in East Dennis went well!

seth said...

Thanks, I use the organic cornmeal that one can buy in bulk from the Co-op in Belfast. Though I don't like going in there much, the place is great for bulk items.

Seth

Billy Rhythm said...

"The first thing I did was trim a pork roast of most of the fat..."

You did what!? I may have to re-consider my semi-regular visits. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm with Emeril on this one. Pork fat is 2/3rds the reason to eat pork!

Victor said...

Pictures are a nice addition. Your roast pork picture inspired me. I put a very similar pork and potatoes roast in the oven that day.