Hints of Citrus

It’s summer, which means we are even busier than usual. I am cooking simple things and I am cooking up lighter things as well. This time it was just a simple meal with hints of citrus flavors sprinkled throughout.

I marinated some pork chops with lemon pepper, lemon olive oil and lemon balsamic vinegar and cumin for about 1 1/2-2 hours before putting it on the grill.

As the pork was marinating, I cooked up the shallots and the sweet potatoes. I just drizzled in a tiny bit of the Cara-Cara orange balsamic vinegar to help caramelize the shallots and to add a hint of orange flavor as well.

I pan fried the sweet potatoes in a separate skillet, and when they were done, I added the shallots and some fresh parsley.

As those were cooking, I put the pork and the corn on the cob on the grill.

Once everything was done, I finished it off with yet another hint of citrus by adding a lemon verbena sprig on the plate for some more color and pizzazz. It was an easy-peasy summer meal that took no time at all, but tasted oh so good. I think it was even better because we enjoyed out on our beloved deck too.

Things don’t have to be complicated to be good. Sometimes simple is best.

Stay safe, stay well and carry on. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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