Sunday, September 04, 2011

Saturday: potato salad

A lunch designed to use up some of the large quantity of potatoes we have left:

Steam some sliced potatoes. While they're cooking combine finely chopped onion with vegetable bouillon, cider vinegar, peanut oil, and sliced wienerli. When the potatoes are done, stir them in with black pepper and piment d'espelette. Steam some green beans. When they are done, stir them in to the salad. Add salt if needed and serve.

Getting ready for backpacking

We're leaving today for a backpacking trip, so yesterday I did some prep work:

  1. A batch of energy bars.
  2. A batch of dumplings.
  3. Dried porcinis, chopped into small bits/powder in the minichop
  4. Dried chipotles and ancho chilis chopped into small bits in the minichop

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Friday: Fennel Risotto

After getting back from a work trip there was a bunch of fennel that needed to be used up; this was the response.

Cook finely diced onion, carrot, and fennel together with some minced garlic in olive oil until the vegetables soften. Add rice and cook a few minutes. Add lemon zest and dried dill along with the first bit of chicken bouillon and start the mixing. Keep adding the bouillon in batches until the rice is ready to go. Just before serving, stir in some grated gruyere and freshly ground white pepper.

To accompany: sear some thinly sliced pork loin pieces on one side in the grill pan, then top with grated gruyere and put under the broiler for a few minutes. Grill halved tomatoes in the grill pan.

Of course we also had a big green salad.