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Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich

I am a sandwich person, and I could eat a sandwich probably every single day. However, when it comes to ham, slow-cooked pork, swiss cheese, pickles, mustard pressed in the Cuban bread there is nothing better in this world. I love this Tasty Pressed Cuban Sandwich. […]

Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs

Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs

Can you really start BBQ season without making some amazingly delicious, and finger licking Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs? I think not. These ribs are so tasty we have been making them on repeat for our meal prep because they hold so good o the […]

Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs

Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs

An easy and delicious recipe for Airfryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage.

An easy and delicious recipe for Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage. This was so delicious and totally unexpected.

The demand for air fryer recipes is truly overwhelming, so I have decided to start testing recipes for my blog and this is the first one.

It was really incredibly easy and tasty that my family asked me to make these ribs 3 times just this week.

They loved the crispiness of the ribs and the fact that they are so juicy as well as tender.

I am so happy to tell you guys that I will try to share as many recipes as I can just for the air fryer.

An easy and delicious recipe for Airfryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage.

Well, I am thinking recipes that are simple, easy and perfect for a quick dinner. A meal ready to be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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I feel like this is the best invention ever. To be perfectly honest with you all, I was one of those skeptical people. I used a conventional oven in the past and loved it.

However, in the case of air fryer, we are talking about a kitchen gadget that is similar to the conventional oven yet so different. Absolutely amazing!

An easy and delicious recipe for Airfryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage.

With that being said, I might be just a bit in love with my air fryer. We have been using it literally every single day since my husband decided to surprise me.

Some things we made are pizza, bacon, boiled eggs, fish, fries, wings as well as fish sticks, burgers, etc. Yes, we are killing it here with the air fryer.

My Anna tested making cookies and somewhat healthy energy bars in the air fryer. Even biscuits came out sort of tasty. Okay, I might be just a little excited so I keep blabbering but I am being honest.

An easy and delicious recipe for Airfryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage.

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Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs
Yield: Serves 4

Air Fryer Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

An easy and delicious recipe for Airfryer Baby Back Ribs with sauteed cabbage.

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 1 tbsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • Seasoning:
  •  2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  •  1 teaspoon Onion powder
  •  ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  •  ½ teaspoon Brown Sugar (add low carb sugar if you are keto such as Truvia Brown Sugar Blend)

Instructions

  1. Pat the ribs dry with kitchen paper towel then rub all over oil and liquid smoke.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for seasoning together. Season the ribs with the spices.
  3. Cut the rack of ribs into sections 4-5 ribs to fit the air fryer.
  4. Cook the ribs in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the rib thickens.
  5. After the ribs are done, you may brush some BBQ sauce and pop in the air fryer for 5 more minutes, but it is not necessary. I like brushing just the leftover drippings for more flavorful ribs.

Notes

You can make this Low carb and Keto friendly just by switching a few things. For example, adding low carb sugar. Yes, you may add regular brown sugar as well. It is all about meeting your diet. We are doing low carb so that is why I mention that.

My AIR FRYER is 6 QT

Also, you can serve it with potatoes, cauliflower or sauteed cabbage. It is very simple serving it with cabbage.

Sauteed Cabbage

4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 Organic Cabbage, slice into thin strips

2 Garlic cloves, crushed and minced

2 tablespoon Olive Oil

Splash of Water

Salt and Black Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Heat the skillet and add oil,

Sautee on the oil for about 4-5 minutes at medium-high heat.

After the cabbage is coated with seasoning and almost half done sauteeing, add a splash of water to help cabbage get softer.

Allow it to cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Season to taste.

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

Easy Pork Schnitzel Recipe

This Easy Pork Schnitzel recipe is absolutely amazing and I have a feeling that you guys going to love it. It would be too many comfort foods to count that remind me greatly of my childhood. I can’t even say which is my favorite because I really enjoy them all. […]

Slow Cooker Pulled Apart Pork

Slow Cooker Pulled Apart Pork

With Potatoes and Broccoli I am so thankful for a slow cooker. It is one amazing invention and I wish I used it before. Even though I work from home, this is a lifesaver on a busy day. My meal gets done without me standing […]

Polenta with Pork and Onion

Polenta with Pork and Onion

Polenta with Pork and Onion Recipe

Meet my go-to meal of the week, Polenta with Pork and Onion.

I call this my “to go” meal because when I don’t know what to make for our dinner, this would be it. My family loves it very much, and yes, there are never ever any leftovers. I serve it with sour cream, which goes so well with this combo.

I love shortcuts, and to be honest, I want my dinner to be done and on the table in less than 30 minutes, if possible. Most of the time I purchase instant yellow cornmeal that is done in less than 10 minutes.

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Polenta with Pork and Onion

Course Main Course
Cuisine Serbian
Keyword dinner, pork, lunch,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra’s Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 940 ml water (low sodium chicken stock works fine too)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 cup instant polenta or yellow cornmeal /without sodium fine
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese *optional

Topping:

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 8 ounces 225g Pork Tenderloin, per person *approximately
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the salt and olive oil.
  2. Pour slowly the polenta/cornmeal into the boiling water. Whisk gently.
  3. Continue whisking until polenta is thickened, about 3 minutes. Add grated Parmesan cheese. Turn down the heat to low and continue whisking until the polenta has thickened enough.
  4. Turn the heat off cover the polenta with a fitted lid and let it steam until ready to be served.

Topping:

  1. Slice pork tenderloin, then make strips. Slice onion and minced garlic.
  2. In a skillet or frying pan, add 2 tbsp. Of Olive Oil. Allow oil to heat on medium-high temperature.
  3. Drop pork strips carefully into the hot skillet, and saute for about 5 minutes, turning on all sides. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Add onion slices, stir, and then add minced garlic.
  5. Season with a bit more salt and pepper, just enough to season onion slices.

  6. Cook until onion is almost caramelized and pork strips look crispy, with a deep golden color on the edges.

  7. Serve it over the polenta with a drizzle of oil from pork, onion, and garlic.

Recipe Notes

As I said, you can use a topping of your choice. When you cook polenta, you got to see how long your brand will cook.

Mine was fine grounded cornmeal, and it’s instant so it cooks fast. However, there are coarse ground and non-instant cornmeals.

Some types will cook longer, but regardless you will have to stir often and cook on low temperature, TASTE, and if it’s smooth in texture, if NOT then cover and let it steam, again on LOW temperature.

This polenta/cornmeal you do not have to cook for a long time. It cooks really fast and becomes thicker in no time. Please, be careful when you whisk. It will start to form bubbles, that sometimes fly. It ended up ones on my wrist and it was not pleasant as the burns were almost to the bone. I used Martha White, Yellow Cornmeal.

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Spicy Grilled Boneless Pork Spare Ribs

Spicy Grilled Boneless Pork Spare Ribs

Daeji bulgogi– Spicy pork is a popular Korean grilled dish and it is quite different from beef bulgogi, mainly because the marinade is not only soy sauce-based, but instead marinade juices are based and heated up with gochujang  and/or gochugaru (Korean red hot chili paste and/or powder) Grill […]

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

Who loves Chinese Food? I can see many hands up waving at me. Let me ask you, how many times monthly do you go to get takeouts?

I hear ya! Well, to be honest, I am guilty as charged. I would go just to get my favorite dishes, especially when I was pregs and too lazy to cook. I love Chinese food, as much as Korean and Japanese.

We have Asian influenced meals at least twice a week. I am fortunate enough that my family love the flavors too.

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Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry is so simple and easy that the only time consuming is actually preparing before cooking and that is even faster than getting food to be ready in Chinese restaurant.

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

One of the ultimate favorites that I must have most of the time when I go is hot and sour soup. No matter how many times I made that soup at home, it was never the same as in the restoraunt.

Of course, beef and pepper combo as well broccoli and beef with refried rice. Did I get your mouth to drool? I know! I am totally evil.

However, I was craving it badly the other day and did not have any beef; getting out of my PJ was not an option. It is my stay at home mom uniform, after all. So, I used pork tenderloin instead of beef. Smart, huh?!

Also the point, in my opinion, is in the meat marinade. If you get it right, you can use any meat that you like, adjust the spiciness, thickness, sodium est.

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry

That is the beauty of homemade. Trust me these pictures don’t do this dish justice. Now back to my video; It was as expected Fail attempt, again!

Not so easy standing in front of the camera. I wrote little cheat notes, and COULD NOT read what it says. LOL! SMH!

It was hilarious to my kids, of course! At least someone found it amusing. I will just stick to writing down recipes for a while. Thank you very much!

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry
Yield: SERVES 4 to 6

Broccoli and Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Marinade Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Simple, delicious and quick weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Oil (Canola, Vegetable, etc)
  • 1 pound Pork Tenderloin (or any other meat would work fine too) cut into bite-size pieces or strips
  • ½ Large Carrot julienne, cut into matchstick size
  • 2 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 1 Inch Fresh Ginger minced
  • ¼ Onion chopped or sliced
  • 2 Cups Fresh Broccoli, sliced into equal size side, then blanched
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced into strips *optional
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • ½ Tbsp Soy sauce Lite, if needed to taste
  • Garnish:
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Meat Marinade:
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce Tamari to sub for GF option
  • 1 Tbsp Chinese Rice Wine, or dry Sherry also Gin could be alternative-more info in the notes)
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Chili Sesame Oil, Sesame Oil for non-spicy option
  • ½ Tbsp Corn Starch or Flour

Instructions

  1. Cut the meat into bite-size pieces and mix the marinade mixture. Pour over the meat, mix with your hand so all the pieces can get coded and let it marinade for 15 minutes. Once the meat has been marinated enough preheat your wok or pan with oil.
  2. Wash and blanched broccoli; blanching is a cooking process, when you boil water drop your vegetable in and let it stay for 50-60 seconds, take it off the heat and run the cold water over it-this is called shocking. It will have beautiful color, just a bit tender but still very crispy.
  3. In a wok or pan with oil drop marinated meat and let it get nicely browned on both sides for a minute or two on medium heat.
  4. Add minced garlic and ginger, stir-fry with meat-don't let it burn; You must stir.
  5. Add sliced onions, red peppers (optional) and julienne carrots; Stir for a minute. All the addition of vegetables is optional. You can add more or you can add only broccoli.
  6. Add blanched broccoli and pour over oyster sauce (and soy sauce if needed), stir for a minute just to get the broccoli heated through again.
  7. Serve it over or with Steamed rice or it could go well with egg noodles too.

Notes

·       I use red bell pepper because I love a pop of red color, but it does give you a bit of sweetness too. I stock on peppers when they are on sale; wash, cut and freeze. Saving you time and money. My boys do not like cooked peppers or onions so most of the time as you can see on the pictures, I omit peppers and add onion powder.

·       If you cannot have Oyster sauce due to the Shellfish Allergies use Vegetarian Oyster Sauce which is made from Mushrooms.

·       Rice Wine Substitute:

·       Do: Dry Sherry is the most commonly recommended substitute for rice wine because not everybody can get rice wine. Dry Sherry is available in Liquor stores. It comes closest in flavor to Shaoxing rice wine, an amber-colored wine made with glutinous rice, wheat yeast, and spring water. Japanese Sake-although different in flavor than Chinese wine, could be used as a substitute. For non-alcoholic marinade use, apple juice or white grape juice; acid from either will act as a tenderizer.

·       Don't: Use rice vinegar in the marinade. It is vinegar and not wine, therefore, you will end up with slightly different flavor/taste.

FOR LOW CARB OPTION:

Use Cauliflower Rice or Shirataki Noodles

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