One Red Couch

Category - Dinner

Tuesdays

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Dinner was awesome last night and I wanted to save the recipes I used so I can remember for next time.

For the pork: Fennel Crusted Pork Chops

I used fresh fennel seeds from my fennel planted that had gone to seed. Then we finished the pork in our need wood fired oven. I think next time I might add the carrots to the oven with the pork as they could have used a little more “doneness”.

For the potato-parsnip mash: Mashed Parsnip Potatoes

I’ve made this before. I also added a couple of cloves of garlic to boil with the potatoes and I dramatically cut down on the butter and used half n half instead of cream. I like to serve them with a mix of horseradish and sour cream.

For the carrots: Glazed Carrots

I always make extra of these because they are great warmed up.

 

 

Perfect Chicken Breast

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

Wash and pat dry your chicken breast with paper towel. Season exposed side with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of oil oil in a cast iron pan. Place the chicken in the pan, seasoned side down and salt and pepper the exposed top. 

Allow to sear (about 5 mins), then flip and place couple of sprigs of rosemary on top of each breast. Place the pan in the oven for 15 mins. After removing the pan, give the chicken a chance to rest in the pan for a few minutes before you cut into it.

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