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"Parsley - the jewel of herbs, both in the pot and on the plate."
-
Albert Stockli, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

I read a lot of cooking magazines and watch a lot of cooking shows. Occasionally I listen to "The Splendid Table" (usually only when I am in the car). I was running errands the other day and heard Martha Rose Shulman talking about Chermoula, a Georgian cilantro sauce. Her description was so vivid and rich I went right home and began researching. I found almost as many names for this recipe as different versions.

As with most recipes, there were different things that appealed to me about each version. Most of this recipe comes from the Kindzis Satsebela that I found at the aboutgeorgia.ge website. I changed a few items to more common ingredients and lightened it up a bit. Like Ms. Shulman, I used dried apricots because the Georgian apricot "leather" is not widely available. I do think, however, that soaking the apricots longer and using the liquid lends a silkier texture.

Food Processor

I have never been a big user of small appliances. It is rare that I take my food processor off the shelf and usually it is for specific jobs and for larger quantities. Slicing with a knife is easier and there's much less clean up. Same goes for grating cheese. I like to knead dough by hand (or in my bread maker). I can't remember when I last used the dough or slicing attachments with my food processor. I'm much more likely to use my blender for pureeing and such.

That said, there are a few tasks that it is indispensable for and can't be accomplished with other appliances, such as making bread crumbs or cracker crumbs, blending thick ingredients like hummus, or making batter for recipes like cheesecake.


 

Pork with Georgian Cilantro Sauce



Servings = 2 | Serving size =3 tablespoons sauce and 4 ounces pork

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This recipe also requires making Georgian Cilantro Sauce

This recipe is great the second day. The sauce keeps well and the pork makes great sandwiches.

6 Tbsp Georgian Cilantro Sauce
spray olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
8 ounces pork tenderloin

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 425F.

When hot spray the pan with olive oil. Sprinkle the pork with salt and place in the pan. Cook for about 15 minutes turning frequently to sear the meat on the outside.

Remove from the oven when cooked and let rest for about 2 minutes. Slice and serve topped with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 3 tablespoons sauce and 4 ounces pork

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 201 Calories from Fat 68
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 452mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 5g  
Protein 25g  
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 94 mcg Potassium 632 mg
Magnesium 45 mg