Something(s) new

We’ve tried a few new things this week and the results have been very positive.  The chicken thighs went over very well, last night’s pork was excellent and we both loved the tilapia tonight.  Here are the updates.

Roasted pork tenderloin with brown sugar and mustard

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 375.  Season pork with salt and pepper.  Combine brown sugar, mustard and thyme together.  Line a pan with aluminum foil and place sliced onions on the foil.  Put pork on top of the onions and top with about 1/2 of the brown sugar/mustard mixture.  Seal edges of foil and roast for 25 – 30 minutes.  Take temperature of pork (it should be at 130).  Top with remaining mustard mixture and broil for 1 minute.  Let rest for 5 minutes and carve.  We had this with a baked sweet potato.  Delicious!

Parmesan tilapia

  • 1 tilapia fillet per person
  • 1 TB butter (softened)
  • 2 TB Parmesan cheese
  • 2 TB mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp basil

Line a pan with foil and preheat broiler.  Combine butter, cheese, mayonnaise and basil.  Broil tilapia for 3 minutes a few inches from broiler.  Flip fillets and broil another 3 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with cheese mixture.  Broil another 2 minutes and serve with broccoli.  Excellent!

3 experiments = 3 wins!