Sunday, July 18, 2004

IMBB VI: Grillers' Delight

For my first participation in Is My Blog Burning?, I grilled up some pork tenderloin for the Grillers' Delight and made Grilled Pork Tacos.

I covered the pork with blackening spice rub and cooked it on my hot stovetop grill, about seven minutes a side.

Let the pork rest, then slice it up and assemble the tacos. I melted some pepperjack on a tortilla on the hot grill, added some black bean dip, pork and mango slaw (recipe below). Yum!

Mango slaw dressing

1 T. honey
Juice of 1 lime
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. ginger, minced
2 T. red wine vinegar
2 T. cider vinegar
3 shakes of habenero sauce

Mix in a small bowl. In a large bowl mix:

1 mango, peeled, sliced from the pit and julienned
1 package shredded cabbage

Stir in dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.

Verdict: A
Leftovers? The pork keeps, but the slaw gets pretty soggy.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Fizzy Raspberry Lemonade

Looking for a summer cooler, I tried vodka-lemonade after reviewing recipes at Epicurious.

1 pkg frozen raspberries
1 can frozen lemonade
3/4 C. Vodka (for a lightly alcoholic drink, 1 1/2 C. for a stronger drink)
mineral water

In a blender, puree the raspberries with the lemonade and add the vodka. If it is too sour, add up to a 1/4 C. sugar. Strain to get the seeds out.

To make the drink, pour an inch or so of the syrup and add mineral water to fill the glass.

The first batch I made I was adding the vodka and the mineral water, but it is easier to just put the vodka in the syrup.

Verdict: B+
Credits: Epicurious Fizzy Sour Cherry Lemonade
Leftovers? Yes. Keep the syrup in the freezer.