Showing posts from March, 2021

Pork Tenderloin and Warm Lentil Salad

 This is a flexible dish that can be made with pork, chicken or even salmon.  I use either a pork tenderloin, thin cut pork chops or chicken breasts which makes this a super quick recipe and a perfect portion size.  The warm lentil salad is quick and easy to make which makes this a perfect weeknight dinner for the family.  I like either a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Viognier with this meal.  It really doesn't matter which meat you pick and always drink what you like.  Cheers! Serves 4-6 Pork Tenderloin 2 pork tenderloins that are 1- 1/4 lbs. each Marinade 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed 4 cloves minced garlic 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper Warm Lentil Salad 1 cup of green lentils   2 Tbs. olive oil 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley 2 bags of Arugula chopped (about 4 cups) 1 Tbs.salt 1/4 tsp. pepper Marinade: Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a bowl.  Put

Salmon and Thai Noodle Salad

 I love this recipe because the Thai Noodle Salad can be made the day before or the morning before you serve it.  It tastes better when made in advance.  You can make grilled salmon or chicken with it or serve it by itself it's so delicious.  There are a lot of ingredients to the salad, but I usually have most of them on hand in my pantry.  It's worth keeping the ingredients stocked since this salad is such a hit!  This isn't a spicy meal, but it is full of flavor.  I like a nice dry white wine a long side this dish.  Cheers! Serves 6 Thai Noodle Salad 1 lb. Angel hair pasta or Udon noddles 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup peanut oil 1/4 cup sesame oil 3 cloves minced garlic 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar 5 tbsp. honey 5 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or cilantro microgreens 2 tbsp. sesame seeds toasted Cook pasta to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cold water.  Let noodles cool.  In a sa