CEimB: Peppercorn Pork or Haddock with Wine Sauce

by Joanne on March 4, 2010

Working out hard such as running 6 1/2 miles on the BORING treadmill and lifting weights for 30 minutes creates a healthy appetite.  Since you’ve just done some really great aerobic and muscle building stuff for your body, you want to put some really great nutritionally balanced stuff into that body.  I really love that about Ellie Krieger’s recipes.  So good and so well balanced. 

This recipe ranks as number one.  For meat lovers, according to the resident expert here at Apple Crumbles (which is not me), this recipe is TOPS!  The pork is tender and the flavor is excellent. 


For NON-Meat lovers, Vegetarians or Pescotarians, try this on fresh Haddock.  SUPERB!


This week, Rachel of Rachel Hearts Food chose the winning recipe and that’s where you’ll find it.  Go right to her site and check it out.   I wasn’t going to cook a meatless option this week.  In fact, I made the pork for Ted on Sunday while I had Eggplant over pasta.  Because he kept going on and on about how terrific the pork was, I decided I had to try the flavor. 

Using 1.25 lbs of fresh haddock, I rubbed it with 1 TBS each of Whole Grain Dijon Mustard and Yellow mustard.  Sprinkled it with ground pepper.  I put the fish in a preheated pan that had 1 TBS olive oil in it, and cooked it about 3 minutes per side on medium high heat.  I then put it in the oven to keep warm for 5 minutes while I let 1/3 cup Vegetable broth and 1/3 cup Sherry boil down.  YUM-A-LICIOUS!



The photos do justice to the mustard and peppercorn rub on the pork.  You might be able to see the wine sauce in the background…barely. 


Ellie Krieger suggests this is best served with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes on page 262 of her book

The Food You Crave.  Unfortunately, I missed that one.  Ted had the pork with snap peas.  We had the fish with Beet chips and Carrot Strings….that recipe is on my EXAMINER site but will be posted here tonight or tomorrow. 


Ted has a message for you, Rachel:  “GREAT PICK!” 

Joanne’s message is “Thanks Rachel for choosing such an easy dinner to make.  It went from preparation to stove top to table in no time without one hang up.”  And the fish – delish!



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  • At 2010.03.04 09:17, Rachel in NC said:

    Hey Joanne! I’m glad you and Ted enjoyed this one – Scott and I really did too. Thanks for cooking with me this week!

    • At 2010.03.04 11:34, Dawn Hutchins said:

      I swear whole grain dijon is good on EVERYTHING. And the haddock sounds amazing too.
      .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Soup for Chris =-.

      • At 2010.03.04 12:38, Kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

        Love the pictures of the fish-yum!
        I love Ellie Kreiger…..she is good.
        Yes, i would agree 6 1/2 miles running and lifting creates a hearty appetite!
        have a good day….
        .-= Kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Are You Deficient? =-.

        • At 2010.03.04 12:49, Peggy said:

          The Haddock looks great! As always you did a great job.

          • At 2010.03.04 13:12, Kayte said:

            It’s such fun to come over and see your post as I always get at least two options! We did love it with the pork…guys and Ted could eat well together I am convinced. I think your haddock inspired dish is definitely worth pursuing, so I will check that out and made notes in my book to that effect. Thanks for the research! It all looks wonderful.
            .-= Kayte´s last blog ..CEiMB: Peppercorn Pork with Wine Sauce =-.

            • At 2010.03.04 15:23, Nicole. RD said:

              You know, I’ve never cooked haddock, but now I have great reason to — looks DELICIOUS! I love flavorful fish that just crumbles in your mouth!
              .-= Nicole. RD´s last blog ..Happy National Nutrition Month! =-.

              • At 2010.03.04 16:55, Joanne said:

                Rachel: Great pick. We love you for it.

                Dawn: I agree – Go Whole Grain! … I sound like that cereal?!

                Kalli: Ellie does have some good recipes. most are pretty easy.

                Peggy: Thanks so much 🙂

                Kayte: Def. try the haddock. It was so good.

                Nicole: Very easy to cook haddock. Doesn’t take long and, if you make sure it’s fresh, the flavor is mild, juicy and delightful.

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