Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Recipe Critique: Easy Italian Spiced Pork

Last week on Menu Plan Monday, I blogged about how I wanted to make a recipe I'd found once upon a time for easy Italian spiced pork. The post with the recipe, for those of you who didn't catch it the first time around, can be found here.

Buppy and I made it for a late dinner this past Friday night. To be honest, we split one chop just mainly to try it and then saved the rest for left overs. We had made a batch of guacamole earlier in the evening for a snack and then ended up not hungry for a real dinner! Oh well, sometimes ya just gotta do it!

Back to the pork. While the recipe only called for 1/4 c. of balsamic vinegar, that seemed to be all I could taste in the chops. I guess you could say I'm not overly big on balsamic vinegar, although I do like to taste just a hint of it in dishes. It was, in my opinion, overwhelming. I couldn't taste the Italian seasoning at all, which really says something because there's an entire packet of Italian salad dressing mix (powder) as well as some Italian seasoning in it! Buppy didn't really think so and thought it had good flavor. I'm guessing this might be a recipe that he keeps on file and makes if I'm out of town. If you love balsamic vinegar, this is the recipe for you! I think next time I might cut it down to an 1/8 c. and see if I like it better.

Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. I love balsamic vinegar but not when it overpowers a dish. I am sure cutting back the amount would help the pork taste better.


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