This will teach me to skip a couple of days, too much to catch up.
Friday evening was a dinner party in honor of my friend's birthday. Love you Tracy, you're the best!!!
Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup and Roasted Tomato Soup with Serrano Cream
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I had my butcher cut bone in pork chops 1 1/2" thick. I cut a pocket in each of them and stuffed them with spicey sausage. I use our HEB brand sausage but you can use Jimmy Dean Hot sausage. The outside of the chops are dried and rubbed with cayenne. I refrigerate them until about 45 minutes before I begin to saute them. The three sauces were a Dark Cherry Sauce, Orange Marmelade and Apple Chutney. With this I also served Asparagus with Hollandaise and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes.
12 oz jar Cherry Preserves
2 Tbl. light corn syrup
1/4 C Pomegranate infused Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling, stiring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Keep sauce warm. Note: You can also use this sauce spooned over a pork lion roast to glaze, bake and serve the remaining on the side.
Orange Marmelade Sauce
12 oz. jar Orange Marmelade (good quality)
2 - 2 Tbl Hot Dijon Mustard, to taste
Heat to boiling, stiring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Keep sauce warm.
3 Tbl. butter
3 cooking Apples, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 wedges
1 3-inch cinnamon stick or 1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C dried cranberries
1/4 C. Rum
1/4 C. Apple Cider (I like Woodchuck Draft Cider, Amber)
Heat butter in saute pan to med-high heat, add apples and cinnamon. Saute until soft with a little bite left in them. Deglaze pan with Rum and add cranberries. Add apple cider and simmer for about 10 minutes. Cook until the apples are the softness that you like. Keep Warm.
Our evening was a fantastic success! Luckily we had good weather so we set the table and ate outside and enjoyed delicious wine and each other's company until late in the evening. We are planning Paella sometime before it gets too cold, just waiting for the lobster to go on sale! Print this Recipe