Pork ….. the other white meat

 

We had plans to spin tonight, after all, we are doing a big ride on Saturday
but, then we realized that the debates were on.   So, it became a rest
night.  After, doing a little pre-debate yoga, I decided to tackle the
pork that I had defrosted.  We don’t eat a lot of pork and every time
we do eat it, Lenny always says, “I really love Pork Tenderloin, you
never make it”.  And, I reply, “I will, someday”.  ….. then I forget,
shame on me!  The big questions was, what to do with this other white
meat??!

I poured a glass of wine, sat down for some Palin
entertainment and contemplated this.  Somewhere between the 10th soccer
mom comment and Six Pack Joe, it hit me ….. it was time to spice this
party up with some Viet food.  I got up and made a marinade of soy
sauce, ginger, dry mustard and a little rice wine and marinated the
pork for the reminder of the debate.  Then I went on to wash some basil
and mint from garden - I love the sweet smell of fresh herbs slightly
bruising between your fingers - thinly sliced some red peppers and
carrots and the finishing touch was some torn red butter lettuce.  Off
to grill the sweetly scented pork on our new toy (thanks
Mom).  The smell of the ginger and soy sauce lightly burning on the hot
grill and mingling with the juices of the pork was really fantastic;  I
knew exactly what else it would need - a nice spicy dipping sauce of
lime, garlic, chilies and fish sauce (not as good as the one Diane makes - I NEED your recipe) and I cheated by putting out a premade peanut sauce, too.

The rest of the evening we got to have a fun filled dinner of rolling
our own spring rolls, enjoying each other and listening to the end of
the debate.   Now that is American!

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