Milestones are supposed to be fun and celebrated. Our daughter turned 16 this past weekend and there were a few fun things planned. Unfortunately the plague is still upon this household! Poor thing woke up on her birthday with the stomach bug. Day canceled! Of all days. We’ll have to do a proper celebration when we have them back again.
That is if it doesn’t keep going round this house. I had it last week and now my poor husband is knocked down with it. The puppies are keeping him company, too bad their licking isn’t the cure!
With all the germs, not a lot of cooking is going on so creating new dishes has been put on the back burner.
I did make this dish a few weeks ago on one of my few days off when I had some boneless pork ribs and leeks on hand.
For this dish, I sliced the pork ribs lengthwise and browned them in butter in a large skillet.
Once both sides have been browned remove the pork and cook off in the oven at 350F/175C to cook off. Just make sure you don’t overcook the pork. Chop about a cup and a half of oyster mushrooms (12oz) and saute them in the butter. Cook until they start to brown. As they brown add a few cloves of garlic that are finely chopped.
Slice about half a cup/4oz of leeks and add to the skillet. As that cooks add about two tablespoons of lemon juice.
Next add 8-12 oz of cream and about 1/2 a cup/4oz of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Season with sea salt and pepper. Toss in cooked spaghetti and serve with the pork.
It goes without saying this would be great with a nice white wine and some garlic bread.
Fingers crossed we can all get germ free and take our daughter out to celebrate. 🙂