The 2009 Fabulous Food Network Magazine Challenge
Recipe 25 – Skillet Pork and Peppers
25 down 42 recipes to go
As a way to provide summertime entertainment (let’s face it in this economy, we’re not going on a vacation this year) and still provide the kids with a learning experience, we’ve decided to recreate each of the 67 recipes found in the June/July issue of Food Network magazine. I’m thinking of this as teaching the kids to eat outside of the box.
We’ll make the recipes taking notes on ease or difficulty. We’ll also comment on the taste and will take photos of each recipe to see if our final product looks anything remotely like the ones in the magazine. So go ahead, grab a Pineapple-orange Mimosa (page 130) and join us this summer.
Skillet Pork and Peppers was worth the wait of doing the wrong recipe first. (see recipe 24).
I’m not the biggest fan of pork but this recipe provided some of the most tender and flavorful pork I’ve ever tasted. The combination of bell and pepperoncini peppers with the tomato paste danced together to create a unique and thoroughly enjoyable complex taste.
We served this dish in a bowl reminiscent of a good stew. Each piece of pork served to mop up any remaining juices in the bowl. Although it sounds like a commercial, it was truly that good that you didn’t want to waste a drop. The cheese added flavor and just a little bit of the “goo” factor so necessary for a truly soul satisfying dish.
All of the kids enjoyed this flavorful hearty recipe prompting one of them to even remark “I just didn’t know food could taste so good.”