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Category: Pork Dishes

Jacques Pépin’s Superb recipe for Spinach and Gruyère Stuffed Pork Chops

Jacques Pépin’s Superb recipe for Spinach and Gruyère Stuffed Pork Chops

If you follow me on Instagram (@montemathews) you know that I have been in Scandinavia all last week.  I boarded Viking Star in Germany and sailed to Denmark and Norway. As soon as I can cook them, I’ll be sharing some wonderful discoveries on my […]

Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy, Red Peppers and Mushrooms

Pork Stir Fry with Bok Choy, Red Peppers and Mushrooms

Did you know it was National Nutrition Month?  Neither did I.  But as I was putting together this recipe, which is my own invention borrowed from several sources, one of my fellow recipe writers informed me.  In a holdover from Michelle Obama’s time in the […]

About that Instant Pot and one recipe for Garlicky Cuban Pulled Pork you should make whether you have one or not…

About that Instant Pot and one recipe for Garlicky Cuban Pulled Pork you should make whether you have one or not…

My mother never met a labor-saving device she didn’t love. And if there were any time-savings to be had, she would be first in line to buy it.  She was especially fond of anything that kept her out of her least favorite room in the […]

How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight?  Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?

How about some Zha Jiang Mian for dinner tonight? Well then, how about some Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms?

Andrew’s sister Lauren and I like to share “Comments” made by cooks about other people’s recipes.   Our particular favorites are when someone spends not one minute following the original recipe but instead enters their own little world and creates a dish that has absolutely nothing […]

Crispy Pork Chops with Fennel, Red Onion and Apple

Crispy Pork Chops with Fennel, Red Onion and Apple

I love “Milanese”, which is basically what this recipe is.  Veal Milanese is its much more expensive cousin.  In Argentina, where it’s wildly popular, it’s called simply “Milanesa” and it’s made with Beef.  In neighboring Chile it’s called Escalopa.  In Mexico, it’s back to being […]

Darina Allen’s Pork Chops with Sage, Ina Garten’s Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and my own Smashed Potatoes

          I am amazed at how many people ask me for menus with a maximum of five ingredients.  I do understand:  You look at a long recipe and think that’s too much work, or I’m missing one of the spices or […]

Pork Cutlets with Pine Nuts and Prosciutto “Lombatine ‘Vestite’ ai Pinoli”

         Here we have a simple pork cutlet or chop that is covered with juicy bits of golden raisin, salty, tangy capers, and rich Gran Padano cheese.   This sweet and salty, cheese-y topping is held in place by crisp slices of prosciutto.  For a pork […]

What to serve for Chinese New Year? David Chang’s Bo Ssam, slow-roasted Pork with Ginger-Scallion Sauce, Ssam Sauce, Kimchi and Rice

Center this dish on your dining table and stand back.         Chinese New Year is upon us.  This Sunday, February 10th is the start of the Year of the Snake. Despite all the negative connotations of snakes and snake-like behavior,  according to […]

Spicy Pork Chops with Green Chiles, Roasted Red Peppers and Onions Adapted from Fine Cooking Magazine

         Usually, I soft-pedal the whole issue of heat in the recipes I share with you.  That’s because I think a lot of people are uneasy about any food that’s described as spicy.  I do get it.  What’s the pleasure in having your mouth feel […]

Sausages and Potato Ragout a la Jacques Pepin

         I wish you had seen the look on Andrew’s face when he asked what was for dinner and I told him “Sausages and Potatoes”.  Was that a sneer or a recoiling?  Was he horrified or merely surprised?  You see, I had just that day […]

Sizzling Pork Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa and Salsa Crudo adapted from the New York Times

  A Basketful of Tomatillos          Summer cooking should be as easy as this every day of the week.  These tacos are great fun to make.   Sitting around the table with a stack of corn tortillas, filling as many as you like with a delicious […]