We had friends over for dinner on Friday and I was debating what to cook…my husband wanted Rouladen ( recipe in my book) and I bought the meat for that, I also bought 2 pork tenderloins and fresh rosemary, now idea why, but just did.
When I came home and it was time to prepare the dinner, I asked my husband, what he would like, Rouladen or pork tenderloin, stuffed with dates and rosemary and he choose the pork.
So, you need for that:
2 pork tenderloins
6 dates, finely sliced
3 sprigs of rosemary, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of Ghee or clarified butter
Melt the ghee in a copper pan or a pan that can go from stovetop to the oven.
Sear the meat on both sides, make sure it is nice and golden and put in the oven after for about 25 minutes.
Remove, set aside, pour a little water in the pan, bring to a boil and reduce a bit.
Slice the meat and pour the juice over…( unfortunately there are no pictures of the ready made meat, we were all so hungry and I forgot to take pictures), but it was sure delicious.
I made a celery root soup as an appetizer, you can make this soup a day ahead, if you like.
You need for that:
1/2 stalk of leek, sliced
1 celery root, peeled and cut in cubes
3 yellow flesh potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon of butter
Sauce the leek in the butter, add salt and pepper, now add the celery and the potatoes , stir well…and now add water until all is just covered…boil for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and blend with the hand blender …and the same happened with the soup and the green beans, we ate it before I could take a picture , but it must have been delicious. My fiercest critic Kipp ( 18 month grandson) ate 2 bowls of the soup yesterday and if he does not like what I cook, he just spits it out…
The green beans are so easy to make and so tasty.
4 cups green beans, I got the French style ones, but any other will do as we..
2 tablespoons of butter
1 shallot, finely chopped
salt, pepper and a bit of nutmeg
Sauce the shallot in the butter, add the beans, salt, pepper and nutmeg, stir well and add 1/3 of a cup of water, simmer for another 5 – 7 minutes, depending on how soft you would like your vegetables…For dessert I served vanilla ice cream with freshly whipped cream and I just heated frozen raspberries with a bit a maple syrup and poured them over the ice cream and the whipping cream….all in all a wonderful dinner and no, I did not slave in the kitchen all day, actually I was watching my German soap opera at around 5 pm.