Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tortellini and Shrimp


Peel/de-vein shrimp and set aside.  Cook the tortellini by following the package directions; drain and set aside.  In a big skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter.  Add in the shrimp, shallot, and basil.  Saute/stir for about 5 minutes.  Add tortellini and parmesan cheese; toss; season with salt and pepper if desired, then serve.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fried Pork Chops

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, or to taste
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of minced onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine flour, seasoning salt, salt and pepper in a paper or plastic bag. Place pork chops into the bag, and shake to coat.  When the oil is nice and hot, shake off excess flour from pork chops, and fry in the hot oil. Cook on each side for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden on the outside, and juices run clear.

As for the potatoes in the picture, I cut on some red skinned potatoes, skinned them and roasted them for 50 minutes with a little salt.  They are THE YUM!