Yesterday I wanted to make something nice to eat for Marion and me, but without standing for more then a hour in the kitchen. And of course, there are more then enough options for that.
As I really like some good meat, I did go for some very nice tenderloins…
I baked the tenderloins for around 7 or 8 minutes in butter and olive oil (butter to give the meat a nice color and the olive oil for the better taste). This time makes them nicely medium baked, which Marion and I both prefer. After I baked them I wrapped them in aluminium foil for around 5 minutes. This will make them even more vivacious (wonder if that is a correct translation for the Dutch word “smeuïg”…).
In the still hot butter/oil I fried some oyster mushrooms. Just for a little. Not more then a minute.
Meanwhile I cooked some podded peas. As Miranda told me some time ago, I first boiled the water and then added some salt. If you do the other way around (putting salt in the cold water that you want to boil, which what I aways did) may give ugly spots in your pans and pots. BTW I uses with vegetables just a very salt and preferable sea salt.
Also I prepared some mini potatoes with parsley. I baked them in olive oil until they were nicely done.
For the tenderloins I made a red wine sauce. Which is very simple to do with some red wine, bouillon, butter, flower and pepper. I used a dry red wine, but as Miranda always says, don’t use an expensive wine for sauce (that would be the same as mixing an single malt whiskey with cola :P).
All done in 15 to 20 minutes :)