Friday, June 13, 2008

Take Out Made In

Tonight's dinner was Chinese Barbecued Pork served with spicy broccoli and brown rice. A few months ago the husband and I decided to do Weight Watchers so we could both shed the rest of the "baby" weight. With the baby almost 17 months, it was time. Anyway, we bought a Weight Watchers cookbook called Take-Out Tonight. It is full of easy recipes to make at home that are a LOT healthier than what you might order at a restaurant and really take very little time to prepare...which in our house is a must!

So, for the pork (from the WW Take-Out Tonight cookbook):

Marinade a 1lb trimmed pork tenderloin for 6-24 hours in a zip lock bag in the fridge. Roast on a greased roasting pan fitted with rack in a 450 degree oven for 25-27 or until an instant read thermometer reads 160 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

To make the marinade combine 2T honey, 2T hoisin sauce, 2T sake or other white wine, 2t oyster sauce, 2t reduced sodium soy sauce, and 1t sesame oil. I don't have a picture of the meat marinading because it just kind of looked weird.

Here's the broccoli I made prior to cooking. I steamed it in a wok with a little water, a few drops of sesame oil, a tablespoon or so of soy sauce, a shake of sesame seeds and a shake of red pepper flakes. I covered the pan until they were crisp tender.

And here's the end result. The pork with broccoli and brown rice, which I also added a little soy sauce to. Soy sauce is so good, too bad it's so salty!

Tonight's dessert is a chocolate skinny cow. My favorite part is the chocolate filled cone...the little chunk of chocolate at the bottom, yum!


Anonymous said...

I eat those Skinny cow cones all the time! The last bite is the best!

Oh, and the pork looks nice as well I guess... :)

Leah said...

I absolutely love that cookbook. I haven't made a single thing that's bombed! Try the beef with broccoli, it is amazing; no one in my family can even tell that it's a WW recipe. ;-)