Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Foodday

Happy Friday lovebugs,
I'm headed home for Easter but first, here are my favorite recipes this week.

Champagne Limencello Cocktails
(3 x 1/2-inch) lemon rind strips 
8 tablespoons Limoncello (lemon-flavored liqueur) 
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 
(750-milliliter) bottle brut Champagne, chilled

1. Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve immediately.

Rueben Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

  • 18 ounce trimmed pork tenderloin
  • 3 tbsp thousand Island dressing
  • 2 oz thin sliced turkey pastrami 
  • 2 oz reduced fat Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut, drained well
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of the tenderloin to within 1/2- inch of bottom (careful not to cut all the way through). Open tenderloin so it lies flat. On each half, make another, lengthwise slit down the center to within 1/2-inch of bottom; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/4-in. thickness with a mallet.

Remove plastic wrap; spread the Thousand Island along one side of the pork. Layer the pastrami on top, then the Swiss cheese and sauerkraut along the center of the pork.

Roll up pork jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Tie the roast at 2-inch intervals with kitchen string each about 12-inches long, then rub the pork with olive oil.

Combine the garlic powder, salt and caraway seeds in a small bowl; rub the mixture over the pork. Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan; bake, uncovered, at 425° until a meat thermometer reads 160°, about 35 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter or cutting board. Let it stand 10 minutes before removing string and slicing. Slice into 8 pieces.

Apricot Pecan Streusel Muffins
Apricot Pecan Muffins:: 
1 1/3 cup Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1 1/4 cup Pecans, chopped finely and toasted
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
6 Tbsp Butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Chopped Dried Apricots
For Streusel:
3 Tbsp Flour
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Butter, cubed
1/2 cup Pecans

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
In a mini food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse approximately 4 times to combine into a struesel mixture. Set aside or in the fridge until ready to use.
For Muffins:
In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In mini food processor, combine pecans and sugar and pulse to combine until it resembles wet sand. Four or fives pulses.  Add this mixture to another mixing bowl. Whisk in eggs, melted butter, and milk. Pour flour mixture into this and fold to combine.
Fold in chopped apricots until just mixed together.
Let mixture rest for 30 Minutes. THIS IS A MUST! Muffins will not dome properly if they do not rest. 
Pour into greased muffin pan. Sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing. Let cool completely before serving.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hey lovebug! Thank you so much for you comment. I just loved spending time with you and I hope you come back again soon! TCB.