Now there’s a catchy title!
First of all, I am actually well enough that I am cooking again, which makes me feel like a human being. Tonight I cooked something that I probably didn’t invent, in fact I’m quite sure I had a version of this (maybe using beef, instead of pork) lodged in my grey matter. It was good, the kid ate it, and its pretty flexible in terms of what you have in your house. Here it is:
Braciola di Maiale Coprire Completamente
- 4 boneless pork chops, no more than one inch thick and trimmed of most fat
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1-2 shallots, roughly chopped
- Fresh Rosemary
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 jar purchased or homemade Marinara or other meatless sauce
- Red wine
-In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic and shallots and sautee for about 1 minute
-Add chops, raise heat to medium, and cook until brown on both sides, sprinkling with salt, pepper and Rosemary after the final turn
-Cover chops with sauce, bring to a bubble, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.
-Remove lid and add about 1/2 cup wine, mixing with the sauce and scraping anything stuck to the bottom of the pan.
-Serve with pasta, polenta or risotto.
Okay; that’s the pork chop part. I know you are curious about the agoraphobia. I am frequently amused by the search terms used to find my blog, and I am always meaning to write them down and write a post about them. (These search terms include “Hmong Baskets,” “Exploding Rice,” “Skeevy Tramps” and “No-Cook Cooking”). Today, checking out my dashboard, I was amused to see that someone had found me using the search term “Pioneer Woman Agoraphobic.” Color me baffled. Although my blogroll includes “The Pioneer Woman Cooks,” I am pretty darned sure that I have never written word one about agoraphobia.
Tomorrow, I’ll be cooking for Cinco de Mayo, and if I find out where my kid put his hoard of AA batteries, I’ll even post a picture.