Friday, July 29, 2011

Rule: Never Skip the Slather

There was a little grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin left over.
I know. Left over? Those tenderloins are so small, I think Cranky and I devoured the first one we grilled, years ago, in a single sitting.
This one was a little more generous. And the teriyaki flavor was stupendous. (No bottled sauces, please; you can easily make your own.) We immediately thought of bánh mì sandwiches, and who'd have known, a decade or so ago, that a pair of old whities like us could make bánh mì at home?
We were liberated, in fact, because in my kitchen, it's my way. So, I did it my way. Well, Cranky's way, too. He doesn't care for daikon, so no daikon. We whipped up quick pickles of shaved cucumber and carrot. Pulled little tender lettuce leaves. Sliced the meat and plucked cilantro leaves.
We debated a light slather (is a slather ever light?) of mayonnaise mixed with a squirt of sriracha... and decided no, because of the tasty meat marinade.
In retrospect, I only wish I had gone for that slather.


cookiecrumb said...


SimplyStated said...

Progressive does not necessarily mean progress. In most cases it means meandering because most people don't understand progressive means "move" so they get stuck on stupid and just hang around waiting to So they meander. About. Accomplishing...little or nothing.

Next time, go for the slather. Slather that includes Sriracha is never a misguided move. Especially if it involves pig.

Also, I got so carried away in my last rant that the hubby said I should point out that I left out that he also adds a cup of red wine and 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce to the crock pot carcass.

Forgive me for my omissions.

Greg said...

The more slather the better! Now I have to go make me a sandwich.

namastenancy said...

Slather house rulez!

As our our current crop of progressives, the only slather there is the froth around their yakking mouths. All froth and no brains and certainly no balls

cookiecrumb said...

Simply: Meandering, yes, but too much cowering and inopportune glad-handing. I mean caving.
I can't believe what you just told me about your chicken stock!!!

Greg: We should put together the Eater's 10 Commandments!

Nancy: Froth, as in Santorum? :D

Ms Brown Mouse said...

No pate??

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: I know, it sounds like heresy to you. But I never see pate on banh mi around here, so I don't have a craving for it. As soon as I mentioned it to Cranky, though, there was craving in the house.

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Excellent, my work here is done :)

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: Yeah, and I'm going to force him to MAKE the pate. (He wants to.)