Thursday, November 19, 2009

brussels sprouts with porchetta


nothing intense today! i promise.

just wanted to let you know what i had for my lunch today. i'm still having to eat slowly and in tiny portions...yet, i feel like i am slowly (but surely) getting back to my normal foodie self. today's lunch consisted of some of some leftover roasted brussels sprouts that i made yesterday.

what made the brussels sprouts a bit more unusual than my typical mid-day fare was that i decided to use some of the leftover porchetta to flavor the little green spheres. again, this is giving you a sneak peek into how i eat....it is all about what i can throw together from what i have on hand. so yesterday, i cleaned some sprouts, chopped up a half of a red onion, and then sliced up some of the left over porchetta from the porchetta roast that happened earlier this weekend....


then roasted that for a while.....

then i took it out of the oven, stirred it around to distribute the melted fat and ensure that all of the sprouts were coated properly......

then stuck it back in the hot oven for a while......

then took it out when it was ready..

and it was pretty tasty. the tastiness of this dish wasn't a surprise....i mean, greens and pork are a pretty well-known winning combination.....and i love it when things are easy to throw together and taste good.

also, i like roasting as roasting is one of those very common things i do while working from home as it allows me to to keep working with pretty minimum interruption. plus, there is the added benefit of roasted dishes usually taste pretty good the next day as well and only require a quick nuke in the microwave to be reheated.....

which is what i did today.

well, gotta get back to work....although....i may take a walk later and grab some ice cream at the ici booth at the thursday berkeley farmers market....hmmmm, ice cream...that sounds rather good doesn't it? i'm definitely feeling better.

2 comments:

Chelsea said...

Great idea for the porchetta! I love roasted brussels sprouts, definitely one of my favorites!

I'm glad you're feeling better:)

foodie hunter said...

thanks chelsea!

it is nice to be able to eat again. :)