Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tuscan Roast Pork in A Baguette & Quiona Tabbouleh Salad

Tuscan Roast Pork in a Baguette is from The Italian Dish blog. I am sure I have mentioned this blog before. If you have not visited there do so now. Now really click on the link in the first line and check it out. Don't worry if you click on that link, it will open in a new window so you can get back here. I am not even putting the recipe on my blog. You will find it here.

So how was this? Really amazing. The house smelled so good. The meat was cooked perfectly. The bread was crunch on the top and soft on the bottom from the meat juices and olive oil. Yum!

Our side dish was also a hit. Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad. The recipe is from TasteFood. This will certainly be made again.

Ingredients -
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

3 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced

1 large carrot, peeled, finely grated

1 medium sweet red pepper, stemmed and seeded, finely diced

1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Method -
Place quinoa, 2 1/2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until water is absorbed and the grains release their germ, about 15 minutes. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl. Add oil and stir to coat. Cool to room temperature.
Stir the remaining ingredients except the fresh herbs into the quinoa. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if desired. (Tabbouleh may be prepared in advance to this point. Cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours). Before serving, fold in the fresh herbs. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

1 comment:

The Italian Dish said...

Hey - good job! Glad you liked it.