Sunday, June 01, 2014
I haven't done a food post in a while, and I have been meaning to show my method for making a pot roast for some time, so...here ya go. It's not exactly a recipe but more just a technique I guess. I prefer pork roasts over beef but whatever you like works. I rub a variety of seasonings into the roast and then place on a hot grill. You are not cooking it here but just leaving it long enough to sear both sides well and get the fat caramelizing. Then, just put in a crock pot on low and cook for however many hours. I add some potatoes and onions that I have covered in olive oil and seasonings. They don't dry out that way.
And, a few hours later you have a tasty meal with almost no effort. I usually serve a salad or some type greens or veggies with this. A nice glass of wine is good too!
We have an abundance of sugar snap peas right now so I stir fried them with some stray asparagus spears and mushrooms. Very tasty! I'm only getting a little asparagus every few days now so a stir fry is a good way to use it when I don't have enough for a whole dish. Of course, I added some fresh garlic and then, right at the end, toss a little sesame oil on for flavor. Or.. a splash of balsamic vinegar would be good too.
I let about half of the peas mature and then shelled them per my experiment to see if the chickens would like them. Well, they didn't. A few of them ate them but most just mashed them up and spit them out! It's just as well though because it would take a crap load of these to make enough for any substantial amount of feed addition and I just don't have the stamina to shell that many peas! I'll just freeze them for us. I like them in pot pies and soup. What about you?