Monday 30 September 2013

Oink, oink.

If I was asked to create a 'pie-chart' of the Magnon household's meat consumption, the largest slice would certainly be devoted to Pork; second would come Chicken, thirdly Lamb, and (unfortunately) with a very small slice devoted to Beef. I also suspect that the relative size of each slice would be indicative of the price of the product.

Last night I roasted a small joint of Pork with a few spuds, and a few bits of 'unripe' Butternut Squash. What could be more simple (or delicious). A relaxing 60 minutes in the oven, and job done.

Our Quince tree is dropping its huge yellow fruits by the barrow-load, so I just HAD to use one. I cut the edible bits into biggish chunks, and gently fried them in Olive oil and butter.

Both Lady Magnon and I thought they tasted more like Pear this year; anyway, they were melt-in-your-mouth gorgeous. The perfect accompaniment to a bit of roast Pork.  

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  1. My mouth is watering just looking at that - still the slow cooked lamb shanks we are having tonight are pretty good. We had a couple last night so I know how good they are.

  2. Glad to see you are roasting the butternut squash - we call it pumpkin here. A roast is not complete without it in my opinion. If you ever have the opportunity to get your hands on a Kent pumpkin ( roundish with dark green speckledy skin) try some. I'm sure you'd love it.

  3. Pork kebabs for us tonight with cucumber tzatziki. Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I stuck some quince cubes onto the kebab skewers...

    1. They cook quite quickly; rather like apples.

  4. Everything looks so yummy, Cro. I don't eat much meat but rather chicken or fish, however, on occasion, I will have some pork and it is oh, so good.

  5. Congratulations on the weight loss, Cro! Can't be easy with all that delicious food around to tempt you...

  6. Don't think I have ever tasted quince Cro, but what is good enough for the Owl and the Pussycat is good enough for me. We don't see it on our markets here.

  7. That roast pork looks delicious. We''re like Arleen and don't eat a lot of meat - mostly chicken. Beef is very expensive here too - so we don't have that very often. Pork is quite cheap. Like the crackling on the outer edge.

  8. Good grief that is food porn!! More pork lovers here (why does that always sound so wrong?!) Yum!


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