Pork Tenderloin Fried Rice – 20 Minutes – Quick and Easy

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Pork Tenderloin Fried Rice

Gammy likes pork tenderloin so, duh, yeah I make it for her lotsa different ways. After all she is kinda special.

How ’bout this!? She gave me some decadent chocolate truffles for my birthday! Oh Yeah, She’s a keeper.

We hadn’t ever had pork tenderloin like this before and, WOW!, it turned out great.

You could make this a one pot meal and cook the rice right in the sauté pan or skillet and drain the liquid off, push the rice to the side of the pan then sear the pork tenderloin. Or….

…..you could have the rice cooking in a separate pot while you get the pork tenderloin and the veggies doing their thing. Or….

……you could use some of that cooked rice that you have in the freezer like I suggested in my Ten Tips for quick and easy meals. Tonight I had some in the freezer so things turned out to be especially quick and easy.

Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Let’s chop up the onion, slice the pork tenderloin and put them in the pan.

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Add some salt and pepper and stir a few times as it all cooks.

While it’s cooking core and seed the tomatoes then chop them up.  Like we did for this bruschetta recipe.

 When the onion is translucent and the pork tenderloin pieces have browned – about 6-7 minutes – put in the peas, tomatoes and the cooked rice.

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Optional at this point you could whisk an egg and drizzle it in as you stir things up. And/or drizzle some soy sauce in as you stir.

I didn’t, I just flew with it like this and it turned out fine,,,,no,,it turned out WAY better than just fine.

When the peas and the tomatoes have warmed up – don’t let them cook too much and get soggy – serve up your pork tenderloin fried rice.

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It was real good and real easy!

 

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  1. Put a large skillet or sauté pan on at medium high and swirl in just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Let's chop up the onion, slice the pork tenderloin and put them in the pan. Add some salt and pepper and stir a few times as it all cooks.
  2. While it's cooking core and seed the tomatoes then chop them up. When the onion is translucent and the pork tenderloin pieces have browned - about 6-7 minutes - put in the peas, tomatoes and the cooked rice.
  3. When the peas and the tomatoes have warmed up - don't let them cook too much and get soggy - serve up your pork tenderloin fried rice.
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Baked Salmon Honey Lemon Weeknight Dinner – One Pan – 20 Minutes – Quick and Easy

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Honey Lemon Baked Salmon Weeknight Dinner is for busy people who still want to quickly and easily make a great weeknight dinner. This Baked Salmon recipe with the addition of the honey and lemon glaze is a real good twist on your usual baked salmon recipe.

Thaw the salmon filets if you need to. Just put them in a bowl of water to thaw while you get the veggies ready.

Turn on your oven and set it at 450°.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or use a nonstick baking sheet and give it the same olive oil treatment.

Cut up the potatoes and put them on the baking sheet with the broccoli and baby carrots. Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Put the honey in a bowl, squeeze in the lemon juice and add the parsley flakes. Then whisk it all together with the brush that you are going to use to apply it to the salmon.

Lay the Salmon filets out on the sheet skin side down. If the filets have been skinned just look for the side that is flatter and has a pale gray stripe in the middle and lay that side down on the pan.

Brush them generously with the honey lemon mixture and cover with the lemon slices.

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Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft to poke with a table fork and/or the salmon wants to easily flake when you poke it with the fork.

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Then just sprinkle with a little bit of parsley flakes. Serve it and sit down and enjoy your Honey Lemon Baked Salmon Weeknight Dinner. Along with a chilled bottle of Chardonnay, or Pinot Grigio or any other white wine that YOU like..

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  1. Turn on your oven and set it at 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Or use a nonstick baking sheet and give it the same olive oil treatment. Cut up the potatoes and put them on the baking sheet with the broccoli and baby carrots. Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the honey in a bowl, squeeze in the lemon juice and add the parsley flakes. Then whisk it all together with the brush that you are going to use to apply it to the salmon. Lay the Salmon filets out on the sheet skin side down. If the filets have been skinned just look for the side that is flatter and has a pale gray stripe in the middle and lay that side down on the pan. Brush them generously with the honey lemon mixture and cover with the lemon slices.
  3. Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft to poke with a table fork and/or the salmon wants to easily flake when you poke it with the fork. Then just sprinkle with a little bit of parsley flakes. Serve it and sit down and enjoy your Honey Lemon Baked Salmon Weeknight Dinner.
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Philly Cheesesteak From Leftovers – 15 Minutes – Quick and Easy

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Philly Cheesesteak from Leftovers isn’t….

….just for those weeknights when you want to put together a no effort no brainer supper. It’s a real good meal that can be put together very Quick and Easy.

We had some leftover London Broil that I had

done pizzaiola style so…

….I rinsed off the slices and cut them into strips. You could get some thin sliced chuck or round beefsteaks or go to the deli section and get some roast beef sliced thin or even use some leftover rotisserie chicken.

Cut some onion into strips and slice or chop some cloves of garlic.

Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball just enough olive oil to cover the bottom.

Put the beef, onions and garlic into the skillet. Sprinkle  with some salt and pepper.

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Stir or toss it all a few times as it cooks. When it all is almost cooked to how you want it to be, when served, spread it all out and lay the slices of cheese on top.

When the cheese has melted put your philly cheesesteak onto some Italian bread or rolls. Or, just serve it with the bread on the side and let your tribe put it together any way that they want.

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Now, how was that for Quick and Easy?

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  1. Cut some onions into strips and slice or chop some cloves of garlic. Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball just enough olive oil to cover the bottom. Put the beef, onions and garlic into the skillet. Sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  2. Stir or toss it all a few times as it cooks. When it all is almost cooked to how you want it to be, when served, spread it all out and lay the slices of cheese on top.
  3. When the cheese has melted put your philly cheesesteak onto some Italian bread or rolls. Or, just serve it with the bread on the side and let your tribe put it together any way that they want.
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Pan Seared Scallops – Nine Minutes Max – Quick and Easy

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Pan Seared Scallops are….

…… the extreme of Quick and Easy. So much so that you should have the rest of the meal cooked and ready to serve before you put the scallops in the skillet.

I can remember as a kid back in New Jersey when we would go “down the shore” walking along the waters edge there were always lots of clam and scallop shells to pick up.

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Here in Texas decent sea scallops cost $20 a pound or more. I found some in the frozen section at Costco that came in two pound bags for just 15 bucks a bag.

There is no way that a chef in a restaurant could make Pan Seared Scallops better than you will. It is that quick and easy. 

If you have to defrost them just put them in a strainer and run cold water on them for a few minutes depending on their size. Or, the way I like to do it is to put them in a bowl with enough water to cover them and squeeze in some lemon juice. 

When they have defrosted pat them dry on a paper towel and salt and pepper both sides. 

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Put a skillet on at medium high. Swirl a little olive oil in and add the butter. When it has heated up to the point that when you put a drop or two of water in it sizzles and evaporates immediately you are ready to go.

Forgive me but I’m going to say it again. Have all of the rest of the meal done and keeping warm on a back burner and ready to serve before you put the scallops in the skillet. The scallops will cook that fast.

Lay the scallops out in the skillet going in a clockwise direction so that you will remember the order that you put them in. They cook so fast that you will want to turn them over in the same order that you lay had laid them out. Just about 2 minutes for the first side and one for the second. Or……

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……..until they are browned on the edges and opaque in the middle.

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That’s it! Put them on the plates with the rest of the meal and enjoy your Pan Seared Scallops.

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A chilled bottle of French Chablis or an Italian Pinot Grigio goes along real good.

 

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  1. If you have to defrost them just put them in a strainer and run cold water on them for a few minutes depending on their size. Or, the way I like to do it is to put them in a bowl with just enough water to cover them and squeeze some lemon juice in with them. When they have defrosted pat them dry on a paper towel and salt and pepper both sides.
  2. Put a skillet on at medium high. Swirl a little olive oil in and add the butter. When it has heated up to the point that when you put a drop or two of water in it sizzles and evaporates immediately you are ready to go.
  3. Forgive me but I'm going to say it again. Have all of the rest of the meal done and keeping warm on a back burner and ready to serve before you put the scallops in the skillet. The scallops will cook that fast. Lay the scallops out in the skillet going in a clockwise direction so that you will remember the order that you put them in. They cook so fast that you will want to turn them over in the same order that you lay had laid them out. Just about 2 minutes for the first side and one for the second. Or until they are browned on the edges and opaque in the middle.
  4. That's it! Put them on the plates with the rest of the meal and enjoy your Pan Seared Scallops.
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