"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld


Monday, April 5, 2010

Trial and Error: What To Do If You Don't Have a Grill

A few ago, my husband and I planned to make a pork recipe we hadn't tried before for dinner. We had all the ingredients out and were ready to go, when we realized that it needed to marinate for 6 hours before cooking. Doh!

So we made the marinade and put it away in the fridge for the next day. Instead, we had a really wonderful salad with fingerling potatoes, bacon, and an easy, homemade vinaigrette.

Then, the next night, we resumed the pork recipe's preparation... only to realize that it asked you to grill the tenderloin. We do have a grill in the pool area of our condo, but it seemed like way too much effort for the meal.

Instead, we broiled the seasoned tenderloin, which was cut in one inch cubes, for about 15 minutes. This seemed to work well, even though we ended up not being big fans of the marinade.

Lessons learned? Read -- or at least skim -- the whole recipe before you plan to make it. And if you need to use an alternate cooking method, check the internet for approximate cooking time.

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