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Marinated and Grilled Green Curry Pork Tenderloin

Grilled and Marinated Green Curry Pork Tenderloin

This is the pork tenderloin recipe to beat all pork tenderloin recipes. At one time, I thought this honor went to Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Jus and while that is still a pretty tasty recipe, this one for Green Curry Pork Tenderloin has won. Won everything.

Oh my god. This is seriously the best pork I have ever made. And yes, it seems like there are a lot of steps (there are) and yes, you’ll have to do some planning, but you will be rewarded with tender, . . . → Read More: Marinated and Grilled Green Curry Pork Tenderloin

Breakfast at Sen Yai Noodles

Breakfast at Sen Yai Noodle House

Sen Yai Noodles 3384 SE Division Street Portland, OR 97214

Noodles for breakfast? That’s crazy-talk! Of course, it isn’t really and technically, most of the breakfast menu items at Yen Sai are soups, porridges, eggs and breakfast-y what-nots. We went to a preview breakfast Tuesday and left plenty full and fairly ready to start the day.

This is, of course, the newest restaurant within the Pok Pok empire, and it just opened at the end of last week. They have hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and while the . . . → Read More: Breakfast at Sen Yai Noodles

Thai Style Fish Cakes

Thai Style Fish Cakes

These were very good, and although time consuming, worth it. Although not really a practical, say Wednesday night dinner, this was a fun Saturday afternoon project. We actually made them a few weeks ago, when it was still pretty cool here in Portland, but if you were to grill these, I’d think they’d still be a pretty good hot weather choice.

The original recipe did not call for any kind of binder in the fish cakes. I honestly did not trust my ability to keep the fish cakes together without one . . . → Read More: Thai Style Fish Cakes

FFwD: Lemongrass Braised Pork

Lemongrass Braised Pork

Here it is, another French Fridays with Dorie (just fyi – site is down until Sunday) post. I’ve been looking forward to making this for awhile now and I after I’ve made it and had it for dinner, I have to admit, this has probably been my least favorite FFwD recipe. Now, the bar is pretty high of course, so it wasn’t a total failure or anything, just not my favorite. My husband liked it a lot though.

Since it’s also for lunch tomorrow, I’m thinking the flavors will come together even . . . → Read More: FFwD: Lemongrass Braised Pork

A Relatively Quick, Pad Thai-Like Dish

pad thai

The other day, let’s call it “Monday”, I had a MAJOR craving for Pad Thai. I waited a day or two to see if it would go away and when it did not, I turned to the google for an easy way to satisfy this craving. I came across the Alton Brown recipe (which I’ve made before), and while quite good, requires a trip to H-Mart or some other specialty grocery to get all the supplies. Most of the time I’m okay with that, but on a Wednesday after work, I require easier.

Then . . . → Read More: A Relatively Quick, Pad Thai-Like Dish