The cleaning company came in yesterday and was I impressed! They remade the bed, put dishes in the dishwasher, cleaned that rib pan, the oven, changed all linens, put in a new supply of paper products, swept, mopped and dusted. I wonder if we can have this same weekly service when we move to a house… I want it.
In every Stuttgart grocery store I’ve visited so far, I’ve seen packages of “geschnetzeltes”, marinated pork or veal strips, sometimes with raw sliced onions included in the package. I was curious so I took one without the onions, knowing that I could add some at home. Because these strips were already marinated, I had to go to the internet to find the usual ingredients for the marinade to include in the recipe. After that, I improvised. Even before :)
“I want to go home now! I don’t speak German! And those red squirrels are scary!” Poor Quincy.
This dish reminded me of the goulash my mother used to make. I decided to substitute Greek yogurt for the German sour cream because I had Greek yogurt in the refrigerator and I like Greek yogurt. I found some very good quality, hand made, fresh gnocchi in a store I don’t really like but will go there again to buy the gnocchi :) I browned the gnocchi in Irish butter before topping them with the geschnetzeltes and a sprinkle of fresh thyme. This was good. You could plow a field or two with oxen after eating this.
Pork Geschnetzeltes with Gnocchi
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into strips
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, slivered
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 cup Greek yogurt
Fresh thyme leaves
Mix the pork, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, thyme leaves, tomato paste and 1 tbsp of olive oil together. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 4 hours.
Fry the pork mixture in the remaining tablespoon of olive oil until just cooked. Add the broth and tomatoes, bring to a boil and simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Stir in the yogurt and cook for a minute or two.
Ladle over gnocchi and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.
Beverage suggestion: Cote du Rhone