Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blueberry Pork Loin


  • Pork loin/Pork Chops 
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/2 cup of water

Pork loin:
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Apply a thin coat of olive oil to baking dish
  3. Coat pork loin with mixture of 1/2 tbs of olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper
  4. Place in oven for about 30 minutes.  (Meat should be around 155 degrees)
Blueberry Sauce:
  1. Heat sauce pan with 1/2 tbs of olive oil
  2. Finely chop onion and place in hot pan
  3. Once golden brown add apple cider and water stirring well
  4. add honey and thyme continuing to stir well
  5. add fresh blueberries
  6. Simmer sauce until blueberries dissolve
  7. Once sauce has thickened remove from heat.  
Server slices of pork loin with blueberry sauce.  

Avocado Cream Asparagus wrap

  • 6 serving sizes of Asparagus
  • 6 slices of Prosciutto
  • 2 Avocados 
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 tsp of chipotle powder 
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper (red, white, or chili powder)
  • (optional 1 TBS of sriracha chili sauce)
  • Avocado Cream:
  1. Remove avocado skin and seed.  Blend until creamy.
  2. Zest lemon and lime before juicing.
  3. Add olive oil, lemon juice, and lime juice while blending (Add optional hot sauce)
  4. Add zest, chipotle powder and pepper blending well.
  • Asparagus  Wrap:
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a baking dish coat with a bit of olive oil
  3. On cutting board lay out prosciutto
  4. Coat top side with a generous amount of avocado cream
  5. Put bundle of asparagus (bunch of 20 thin stalks in picture) on right side
  6. Roll until fully wrapped.  Place end side on the bottom of baking dish.
  7. Repeat 3-6 five more times
  8. Place baking dish in oven for about 20-30 minutes.
    Time will vary depending on thickness of asparagus, watch the asparagus tips.
    Remove when tips are golden to dark brown.