Sunday, May 8, 2011

Double The Meat (2 weeks until my first Oly)

Haha, my original title was "Sick", which I have been this week, but "Double The Meat" is much more entertaining.  On Sunday nights, I normally cook for my neighbors.  They are really good friends and the Denise was diagnosed with ALS about two years ago.  Dale is a bit overweight and one of his favorite sayings is "double the meat".  I digress.  So, I like to cook and I cook out just about every weekend year round, rain or shine, blizzard or heat wave.  With cooking out so much, I kind of get in routines.  My friend Robin sent me a recipe to try and it sounded good, so what the heck.   Here is the recipe (I know, I normally put the recipe last, but I had a lame training week).

1/2 lb pork tenderloin sliced into medallions (3.5 pounds if cooking for two families and Dale)
salt pepper to taste
1/2 tsp paprika
olive oil for searing pork
2 mangos one sliced/ one diced
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 lemon- juiced
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 sweet red pepper chopped.

Season pork with salt, pepper,paprika. sear in olive oil until cooked. Set aside. In same pan saute mango cubes orange juice and wine. cook for 8-10 minutes. Mash mixture. Add lemon juice and cinnamon. Arrange mango slices on plate, then pork, then top with mango sauce and sliced peppers (I sauteed the peppers a little first).
getting things ready

I'm a bbq chef so I grilled the medallions

the presentation wasn't bad

Back to training....  Early this week, I started getting a runny nose.  I was hoping it was allergies, but nope.  It was a cold, runny nose, sore throat, feeling tired and achy, blah.  The last few days, it moved into my chest so I decided to skip my training Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (rest day anyway) and Saturday.  Thursday I actually had a swim coaching opportunity and Saturday was perfect outside too :-(.  Oh well, it is pretty normal for me to get sick after a big race, usually about a week after (not sure why it took two weeks this time).  I don't know if it is the mental or physical stress (or both) that causes it.  I did manage a decent ride Sunday and was treated to a perfect day, lots of green (and brown fields) then I rounded a bend and BAM!  Bright yellow!  My lame BB camera phone didn't do it justice.

The yellow was much more vibrant than the pic.


Kate said...

Spring really has hit with a vengeance, though it sounds like it's going to feel more like summer this week. Was your swim/coaching opportunity with the tri club at the Y? I've been thinking about going on the Thurs night workouts but haven't made it yet.

Hope you're feeling 100% this week!

Tri4Success said...

Feel better! Glad to hear you got in a good ride Sunday. The temps are going up fast.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Hope you're feeling better Mike. This looks yummy. I'm not a huge meat fan but my husband grilled some steak tonight after a warm day of being outside and it was so nice! Thanks for voting for me!