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 Geisen 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!