Sunday, September 30, 2007

Jerk Pork Tenderloin and Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Jerk Pork Tenderloin

Recipe found via

1 pound pork tenderloin
Jerk Rub
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (I didnt have leaves so I ended up using 1/2 t ground thyme instead)
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon light brown sugar, packed, optional
dash cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
dash ground cayenne or other ground hot chile
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, crushed and finely minced

Cut 1 pound pork tenderloin into about 8 medallions, about 1 inch in thickness. With heel of hand, gently flatten each medallion slightly.
Combine rub ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of medallions and rub in.

Grill medallions over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side to sear.

Lower heat to medium and cook for about 12 minutes longer, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 155°.

Wow! These were HOT. Spicy hot. There wasnt a measurement listed for the jerk seasoning so I just guessed. *fans herself* Good thing I like spicy things. These were almost *too* spicy. I ended up eating reaaaally slowly. *LOL*

Baked Stuffed Potatoes

Recipe found via

4 large baking potatoes, about 2 pounds (I didnt want 8 potatoes and I wasnt thinking about needing the extra potato for stuffing so I ended up baking 1 very large potato and then nuking 2 smaller ones for more potato for the filling)
4 tablespoons softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Scrub potatoes and pat dry. Bake in a 350° oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until cooked through and tender. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and mash or put through a ricer. Beat in butter, sour cream, salt and pepper.

Pile potato mixture back into only 6 of the shells. Sprinkle with shredded cheese then sprinkle with paprika. Bake in a 425° oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes are heated through. Baked stuffed potato recipe serves 6.

I have to say, about the potatoes, they were good but it was essentially just mashed potatoes kicked up a bit. I dont get the whole stuffed baked idea. Is it just a presentation thing? They really didnt taste any different then my mashed potatoes other then the cheddar and that is just cuz I dont put cheddar on my mashed potatoes.

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