Monday, May 16, 2011
While we lived in Paris our wonderful chef friend shared this recipe with us. At the Monoprix you could easily purchase these ingredients. They even had skewers with little pork portions, onions and peppers already assembled with a little packet of Herbs de Provence. All ready to fry up and serve with warm pitas, fresh hummus and crisp cucumber. This recipe is what made me fall in love with those herbs!
It is now one our families favorite recipes! Okay, so maybe I say that about a lot of my recipes. But this one really is likeable by all picky eaters. Though, I have to admit that the kids don't eat the veggies. I tried making my own hummus because I was disappointed by all the American brands. But my version was even worse. So now I stick with the store bought versions. It's a great source of protein and a great snack when craving something salty or savory.
2-3 thick pork loin chops, trimmed of fat and bone
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small package hummus
1 red pepper
1 small onion
Herbs de Provence
Pita bread, pocket or flat
1. Cut pork into 1" cubes. Repeat with pepper and onion.
2. Saute veggies until tender. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
3. Empty veggies into bowl, set aside.
4. Fry pork. Sprinkle with desired amount of Herbs de Provence.
5. Meanwhile, chop cucumber into tiny little cubes. You can make a raita or tzatziki if you wish, but really, it's just fine without it! Cucumbers do the job just the same!
5. Heat pitas in microwave.
6. To serve, slather pita with hummus, add a spoonful of cucumber, pork and vegetables.