That’s right friends, it’s our very first Christmas tree together and that makes me 🙂 We have a ways to go, however we got a great start tonight!
I also got in a great workout using The Man’s P90X Kenpo DVD… oh yea, kickboxing inspired moves, this sesh was crucial!
But let’s back-track it up to dinner 😛 shall we?
I must have been inspired by today’s Cooking with Herbs class and the tarragon infused vinegar we learned how to make…
… bc tonight I decided to leverage off a recipe from my girl over @SimplySavor for a side dish to go with our pork tenderolin using none other than lady tarragon herself! 😉
Tarragon Dijon Potatoes!
Here were the key players for this lower fat potato dish
- 2 russet potatoes
- Oikos greek yogurt, plain, 1 container
- Dijon mustard, 2 tsp (used the Cinnamon, Apple & Ginger Napa Valley)
- Dried Tarragon, 1 tsp
- EVOO, 1 tblsp
- 1 clove garlic (unpictured)
First I washed, peeled and sliced up the potatoes into about 1/3″ slices.
Then I added 1 tblsp EVOO to a hot pan (medium) and added the potatoes in a layer… don’t touch ’em for a few, you want to hear the snap crackle pop, that’s what is going to give the outsides that “crunch”!
After a few minutes I gave them a flip and also added 1 clove chopped garlic.
At this point I added some water to the pan and covered it so they could steam away and cook through.
In the meantime I whipped up the sauce using the Oikos, dijon mustard, tarragon, salt & pepper.
Once the potatoes were ready, I added in the creamy dijon sauce and let it warm through. Voila!
Friends, I know it isn’t pretty — but trust me, the flavor was fantastic! Next time I’m adding some wine or milk in the mix, would have benefitted from some more liquid ‘me thinks’ 😉
We also had a peppercorn pork tenderloin to go with, one of those pre-marinated guys (hey friends, it was a good deal and easy peasy, I’ve never tried one either so I was curious)
Ummm hello yum, nice to meet you. I will never judge again….
Served buffet style (we love to do that in this house) along with some leftover cranberry apple relish and veggies of course 😛
All nice n’ purty on my plate
Yummy in my tummy (did I just say that for real?)
Anywho, I hope everyone has/had a great Saturday night!… I am tiredddddddd to say the least so time to cozy up in bed. See ya’ll tomorrow for a fun soup cooking adventure (hint: pumpkin and coconut are involved!)
Til then, later friends! 🙂