Maybe some beets? If not, fresh tomatoes are available. It is really great to see such activity at the Boise Farmers Market. Full of busy, busy people all looking at the wonderful farm fresh products available to the shopper. Fruits are in … leafy greens seem to be on the decline, except, of course, for kale. But, buy some great beets or turnips and you can prepare the tops as greens. Carrot tops? Make a soup from them. So one does have options. Did you say corn? Yup! It is here and from Emmett. Enjoy these photos of the Market this morning. And as a note, the photo in the header I took this morning. Love the colors! It was great to see Indian Creek Winery in a booth this morning. Good to see you Mike McClure, winemaker.
This was another one of those dinners. The last time we had a Montmorency Sauce – recipe below – Chef James Grimes made it for the Treasure Valley Wine Society. An awesome sauce that goes very well with pork, but one of these days we will try it with the 5 Hour Roasted Duck.
Here is the recipe for the Montmorency Sauce.
“The sweetness makes it suitable for sautéed chicken breasts or roast duckling, as well as more robustly flavored meats such as pork chops.” (Yankee Magazine) “Montmorency cherries get their name from the Montmorency Valley of France, where they originated.” (Product Oasis)
12 oz Bing cherries, Hood-Crest Dark Sweet Cherries or Montmorency Cherries if you can find them.
1 c Tawny Port
1 large Sugar Cube
2 med Oranges
2 T Cornstarch
Drain the Bing cherries and place cherries in a medium bowl. Reserve liquid.
Add 1 cup tawny port to the reserved liquid. Cover the cherries and let stand at room temperature 3 to 4 hours (preferably overnight).
Rub the sugar cube firmly over the oranges to remove zest and aromatic oils from skin. Squeeze orange and measure 1/4 cup juice. Add juice to 2 tablespoons cornstarch and stir until smooth.
In a saucepan, or to deglaze a braised pork pan, combine cherries, juice and port with cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until liquid is thick and clear. Add the sugar cube and stir to dissolve.43.624890 -116.214093
If you want to make a change in preparing bone-in pork chops, try this method. It is not a strong Cajun spice flavor, but you know it’s there. An interesting change. The recipe is posted in the Recipe File above, but here it is also: Creole Slow Cooker Pork Chops. This might also be good using chicken. Maybe the thighs? Enjoy the photos! Left-Click any of the pictures to see enlarged.