Cooking With A Criminal

Sometimes while browsing Pinterest boards, I find a pin that’s totally out of place. I’m sure you’ve all seen it before, too. Shoes on the Food & Drink board, puppies under Women’s Fashion (not Cruela De Ville style!), or a cupcake mixed in between pins of pillows and Home Decor. A few months back, I found this pin that made me laugh on the Food & Drink board, and I’ve seen it since several times. It makes me smile and shake my head, but it’s so very true. Snoop Dogg, the famous, weed-smoking rapper, cooking with homemaker extraordinaire Martha Stewart… And it’s the rapper who has never been in prison.

Right next to that pin was another pin regarding Martha, although this was a bit more complimentary: her Pork Paprikash. I have never made a recipe by Ms Stewart before, but as we had 4 pork loins waiting in the freezer, I decided to give this dish a try. And I’m thrilled that I did! It was flavourful, comforting, and there were leftovers!

I’m not really a Martha Stewart fan, but I’ll be less reluctant to give her recipes a try from now on. We all need some variety in life, right? Besides, I can’t always post reviews of recipes from Damn Delicious.

 Pork Paprikash 

  • Original Yield: 4 servings
  • Actual Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:

  • Original Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Actual Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time:

  • Original Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Actual Cook Time: 17 minutes

Notes or comments from the author:

  • Ms Stewart suggests serving this dish over buttered egg noodles, and it certainly is a winning combination, although it would work just as well over arborio rice or couscous. You could also serve it with naan.
  • Hubby chopped the whole tomatoes up in the skillet as the dish finished cooking… We didn’t want giant tomato pieces on our plates. Using a can of diced tomatoes here may be a smart substitution choice.

Verdict: Success (with modifications)! This is a delicious recipe that we will be making a few times this winter, I’m sure. The paprika adds that warmth and spice you want in a comforting dish that helps you forget about the blizzard outside, and the sour cream gives the dish a creamy, tangy flavour that’s just a little bit special. It may not be ready in under half an hour, but it’s definitely worth the bit of extra time it takes, and it’s still a dish that will be on the table within an hour. You can double the recipe and freeze the leftovers for a quick dinner option!

 Pork Paprikash

**Please note, the recipe for Pork Paprikash is in no way mine. The views and experiences above are mine and not endorsed/influenced by Martha Stewart or any other third party. 


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