12/11/07

Pimp Your Kitchen Aid! or You Can't Be A Pimp and a Prostitute Too...



A couple of things before I write about last night's dinner. Did anybody watch No Reservations Christmas Special last night? I think it was the first time I have actually seen Anthony Bourdain cook. And did you know a crapload of butter equals two pounds? Nope, neither did I. But do note how I can work him into any conversation!

Also on Serious Eats, they wrote about Meal Outlaw. It is a meal calendar, tracking and journal site. You can enter your future meals, look to the calendars of other users for ideas, and comment on any meal you see.

Annnnd... you can now pimp your Kitchen Aid Mixer with flames! Look at all the new little web sites I link you to, so you can waste even more of your precious time and some money.

For dinner the other night we had pork scallopini. I can't afford veal with all those little and BIG teenage mouths I have to feed! Until all my sous chefs are gone, we make do with pork and I dream of veal.

Pork Scallopini:

1 pork tenderloin ( approx. 2-3 pounds) thinly sliced

flour for dredging

salt and pepper to taste

4 tablespoons of butter

4 tablespoons of olive oil

1/4 cup white wine

1 pound of mushrooms

1 scallion finely chopped

3 tablespoons of capers

Pound the pork in between two pieces of plastic wrap until very thin. Dredge the pork in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. ( Nancy, sous chef #4 thinks this is the most fun part to do.) Heat oil and butter in a pan, add pork and brown on both sides. Remove pork and if needed add more oil and butter and saute mushrooms. Then add wine and capers and scrape loose all the good stuff of the bottom of the pan. Let wine reduce. When the wine is done reducing, pour over the pork and serve with some butter noodles.
Okay, now I'm going to figure out how I'm going to get my Kitchen Aid pimped for Christmas! If you listen to the White Stripes, you'll know the title of this post is a lyric from one of their songs.