Recently K and I picked up a pork loin while food shopping (usually I do the food shopping solo, but this was a quick essentials trip and pork loin happened to be on sale so we grabbed one). It turned out to be two big pieces, and this dinner was using the second half.
I had read somewhere recently that cumin and ginger go well with pork. I’m not super familiar with cumin, but I knew that we had some and that K loves ginger, so I thought we’d give it a shot. First K cut the pork into strips. I prepped a mixture of cumin, ginger, and diced garlic (which was, again, evenly chopped thanks to K’s skills), which we then dragged the pork through before putting into the skillet.
We were worried that the spice mix might all stick to the pan, but it stayed on the pork pretty well! I steamed some broccoli, and then when the pork was almost but not quite done, added the broccoli to the skillet with the pork. Look how colorful that is! I just love how green fresh steamed broccoli is. It just screams, “I’m good for you! But I also taste good!”
I also managed to remember to make some rice (yes, it is Minute Rice, and no, I’m not ashamed. Maybe slightly embarrassed, but not enough to not post evidence). K noted how impressed he was that I managed to get a protein, and vegetable, AND a starch on one plate.
This taste combination was a success! The pork was VERY flavorful and the broccoli took on just enough of the spice flavors from being finished in the pan with the pork. I’m really pleased to be getting to a place where I/we can sort of wing it and have tasty results!