Sometimes you just get a craving for some meat and potatoes… unless you’re a vegetarian. That’s the craving that hit us for this dinner. We’re eating marinated grilled pork tenderloin served with roasted sweet potato and green bean salad. The potato salad was dressed with a dijon-pomegranate molasses dressing for a unique and decidedly tasty flavor.
T: I suspect even vegetarians get the occasional meat craving… eh?
A: great question. vegetarians? are you out there? reading this meat-centric blog? do you get the occasional craving for meat?
T: I know our “vegetarian” friend michelle used to occasionally go out and eat a bucket of fried chicken. That pretty much proves it 😉
A: ha! what that proves is that michelle was not a vegetarian at all! oh silly michelle.
T: Anyway, this potato salad was awesome. The pork was good too, but the potato salad was freaking fantastic. I’ve had tons of potato salad in my day, but most of them were prepared similarly. This one was different, and it was really good. Cheers to ya!
A: thanks t! i really dug the potato salad too. the combination of mustard and pomegranate molasses really works well together. if you’ve never tried it you really should. but go somewhat sparingly on the pom. molasses – it can certainly over power. the pork was actually marinated in the base vinaigrette that became the dressing for the potato salad. i thought eating a bite of pork and salad at the same time really made for some great flavorage.
T: I love how you use the same or similar sauces in different parts of the meals you cook… really ties everything together. Alright, I rate the potato salad a 4.8/5. That stuff was solid. The pork went really well with it, although it was far less exciting for me. Overall I give the meal a 4.7/5. Clearly the potato salad was good enough to keep the overall score pretty high. Anybody who’s bored with potato salad should really try this stuff.
A: for sure. i don’t think we’ve even mentioned outside of the intro that we used sweet potatoes. i think they really worked well with the flavors in the dressing. so…. i think i’m going to give the meal an overall score of 4.44/5. it really did excite my taste buds. i guess i’m still kind of bored with everything i’ve been making lately. in the past this meal might have gotten a higher score from me, but hey! there’s always the future.
T: I know what you can do to break out of your boredom…. do you?
A: make sausage?
T: ding ding ding! Make sausage!! Sounds pretty exciting huh? I’m excited.
A: oh i know you are! you’re always game for a good wiener.
T: ha. ha. ha…. (actually that’s true)