Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pre-prepped meals... not so bad after all

Ok, so if I wasn't married to my husband, this is what I would eat every night. But sometimes, time just isn't on your side. And to avoid a huge restaurant bill, or disgusting fried-food binge, the grocery store can offer some other alternatives. Like tonight for example. My husband could have easily made this on his own, but I didn't think something this good could come from a package.

President's Choice chili-lime-marinated pork steaks. Simply throw it on the barbecue, sprinkle with chili powder, and garnish with fresh cilantro from the garden. Serve alongside some zucchini in olive oil, lemon, rock salt and sprinkled with jalapeno cubes. Simply put, delicious! These steaks had just the right amount of spice, and of course, my husband cooked them to perfection, tender and juicy.

We also had the perfect wine. Bergeron Estate Winery's Gewurztraminer from Prince Edward County. This sweet, intense wine is perfect for this spicy dish. But you can only get it directly from the winery. It's not available at the LCBO. Ever since I read Holly's post on Ontario wine, I've been seriously making an effort.


The Benny's said...

That sounds like a delicious wine! I went to their website and could not find the Gertz....?

Rachelle said...

It may be sold out. He did say he felt it would be all gone by the end of June, there was a limited supply. Or maybe he's just not advertising it so as to not disappoint anyone.

treesaw said...

I love the little Seb in the background!

Holly Bruns said...

Hey Rachelle,

I've been away, so not reading here regularly; I'm just catching up today. Thanks for the mention! And now I need to try this Gewurtz. I'm going to the County for a long weekend next month.