One uneventful Monday night we decided to experiment with the standard mashed potatoes, asparagus, and pork chops. It was an Asian influence on your average run-of-the-mill supper and a mouthwatering fusion of simple flavors.
Dylan started out constructing a simple sauce to drizzle on the dish when finished. A good sauce is always handy to have because if the food turns to garbage, you could still possibly save the dish by drenching it in a yummy sauce. This was one part soy sauce, a few squirts of teriyaki, and two parts orange juice, cooked until it became a thicker consistency.
While he was working the stovetop, I was prepping the pork chops to be pan-seared. I’ve been itching to use the Asian Rub from Fire & Flavor I recently received. It was a fantastic compliment to the pork with brown sugar, soy sauce, sesames seed, and other spices.
The mashed potatoes were pretty straightforward. Boil, mash, mix with heavy cream and butter, but the flavor was kicked up with a generous dash of wasabi powder.
The significant element in spicing up this dinner was just a few extra ingredients added to a family favorite. I hope this will inspire you to be a little more adventurous. Thanks again Dylan.
What are some of your favorite meals that you’ve kicked up a notch?