Tonight I used two books and I must admit, a couple of really simple recipes. But in a long knock there have to be one or two easy singles. Don’t worry there will be some bigger shots later in the innings.
I had 4 really nice pork cutlets from Birregurra and I wanted something easy. I found a recipe in Bill Granger’s Holiday for pork cutlets in hoisin and ginger marinade. The marinade was a combo of 1/3 cup hoisin, 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tsp grated fresh ginger and 2 garlic cloves crushed.
To accompany this I found in Stephanie Alexanders’ Kitchen Garden Companion, Kylie’s Hot and Sour Cucumber Salad. Again a simple yet tasty salad but in our case I think the salad was more hot than sour due to the strength of the chillis. Must remember this for next time.
The pork was really nice, blackened up nicely with the marinade and beautifully juicy inside. So much easier when you start with a good cut of meat.