’tis the season for autumn comfort foods. When fall rolls around, Mother Nature gives her best bounty, squash, pumpkins, zucchini, apples, peaches, corn, melons and blackberries. The flavor combination possibilities are endless.
Now officially deep into the cinnamon and clove season, apple and pumpkin pies have been steadily rolling of my oven for a week and the aroma wafting through the house has been divine.
I have been turning cookbook pages and scrolling through recipe sites since mid-summer and have assembled a splendid collection of comfort cuisine for the next few weeks. This delicious pork roast is what we are showing off today and we have also selected a couple of sides for you to pick and pair as you create your fall menu.
Greek Stuffed Prosciutto and Fig Jam Pork Loin Roll and Port Wine Reduction Sauce by Foodiewife for A Feast for your Eyes. I don’t need to explain why this recipe caught my eye. It is a gorgeous dish and the name alone suggests all kinds of goodness.
One of the things I love about this dish is that I don’t need to step from my pantry to prepare this as the ingredients are basic. Shopping List: pork loin roast, salt and black pepper, prosciutto, fig jam, Greek feta cheese, chopped spinach, garlic, Port wine, chicken stock and unsalted butter. Recipe and Method
Corn with Bacon and Miso ButterRecipe adapted from David Chang Momofuku, New York City by Gourmet Live. This simple side dish with fresh ingredients is loaded with flavor and only takes a few minutes to toss together. Shopping List: thick sliced bacon, unsalted butter, white miso ( fermented soy bean paste ), small onion, ears of corn kernels cut from cobs, black pepper, water and scallions. Recipe and Method
Orange Pumpkin Cloverleafsby Ruth Cousineau for Gourmet Live. I couldn’t resist staying with Gourmet on this post and showcasing their soft and subtly flavored cloverleaf rolls. These would make a welcome addition to any dinner table and companion to any item on your autumn menu. Shopping List: butter, active dry yeast, milk, honey or sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, pure pumpkin, eggs, orange zest, orange juice and water. Full Recipe and Method
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoesby Picky Cook. Potatoes are my ultimate comfort food and I love the way they can be dressed up or left plain to pair with anything on the menu. This is a simple recipe where little additions can be made, depending on the other flavors on your table. Example; Garlic, cheeses or citrus zest. Shopping List: salt, potatoes, milk, unsalted butter, buttermilk and ground black pepper. Full Recipe and Method