I’ve lost count on how many days I’ve been saying I need to do a blog post! It’s been the typical craziness with the holidays and all the prep that goes along with it. We had a lovely Christmas with the kids. It was our turn to have them for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning which I love. We have Chinese food at night and sticky buns in the morning. Other than that it was a very quiet day with my husband.
For one of the dinners before the holidays I wanted to make a nice comfort type of dinner to go along with the very cold nights we were having. I am so ready for spring. My MIL has been emailing me telling me how the grass is growing and how she is trying to keep up with weeding. Harrumph!
I had some boneless pork ribs and I decided to do a slow cooked dish with mushrooms and tarragon. Heat up a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Season the pork with sea salt and pepper. Brown all sides.
While this is browning chop half a red onion and a few cloves of garlic. Remove the pork and cover. In the skillet saute the onion and garlic.
Quarter several mushrooms until you have about a cup or 8 oz. Add them to the skillet. Chop a handful of fresh tarragon and add that as well.
Saute for a few minutes then add half a cup/4oz of sherry or dry white wine. Simmer for a couple of minutes then add the pork back in. Next add 3 cups/24oz of vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. It was at this point I got a text from my boss wondering when I was coming in. Erm, not working this week? Turns out, yes I was. Nuts. Turned off the dish and dashed off to work the evening shift. It also turns out to be a happy accident. It allowed the flavours to really deepen. The next day I slow cooked it for several hours which reduced the broth.
Cook the pasta and add to the skillet just before you are ready to eat. My husband made a delicious quick bread to go along with this dish.
Top with a dollop of sour cream and serve. If you want this to be more like a soup don’t reduce the broth so much.
Happy New Year’s everyone, I hope it is a safe and enjoyable evening.