random recipes and the like

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos

We tried this out in the apartment last night. It's awesome, trust me.

1 lb pork tenderloin (trimmed and cut into thin strips)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 and 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 small jalapeno pepper (chopped)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 and 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
flour tortillas

1. Heat a large-nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with black pepper and salt. Add oil to the pan. Add the pork and brown it. Remove pork from pan and place to the side (ideally in a bowl or something).
2. Add onion and jalapeno to pan. Saute until tender.
3. Add broth and reduce heat. Let simmer for a minute or so. Stir in tomato and simmer for two minutes.
4. Return pork and accumulated juices to pan. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Cook until pork is done.
5. Warm the tortillas in a small skillet (no need for oil or anything).
6. Serve and enjoy.
:: posted by Joe Fuel, 9:08 PM | link | 3 comments |

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Orange Fizz

Well, well, well. I have a fancy little book about mixed drinks. I think it’s time to share something from it.

So here it is, a simple non-alcoholic beverage (I know, I know. Non-alcoholic might mean non-enjoyable to some of you. But I’m not old enough to drink. And I’ll only post recipes that I’ve tried and approved. Deal with it.)

The Orange Fizz

3 ounces orange juice
3 ounces ginger ale
4 ice cubes
1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry

Put the juice, ginger ale, and ice in a large wineglass, in that order. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Note: I’ve tried this with store-brand liquids and the higher quality juice and ginger ale. Go for the higher quality ingredients. Trust me, it makes a HUGE difference.
:: posted by Joe Fuel, 9:12 PM | link | 1 comments |