The Barefoot Contessa has a menu for any and each event. From Father’s Day feasts to weekend brunches and every little thing in between, the celebrity chef is aware of what to serve and when. Come December, January, and February, Ina Garten’s winter menu is what’s for dinner.
Sluggish-Roasted Spiced Pork is the primary course in Ina Garten’s winter menu
“On a chilly winter night time, there’s nothing extra satisfying than an enormous platter of Sluggish-Roasted Spiced Pork,” Garten stated in a January 2018 submit on her Barefoot Contessa website.
“The excellent news is you season the meat, put it within the oven for 6-8 hours, and neglect about it till dinnertime,” she added.
Though it takes hours to prepare dinner solely 20 minutes of prep is required, in accordance with Food Network. Which means there are just a few issues to do earlier than the pork goes within the oven.
They're: scoring the pork, making the spice combination, seasoning the pork, pouring wine into the pan, and, lastly, masking it with foil. As Garten says, how simple is that?
The Barefoot Contessa serves sides of baked beans and slaw
If Garten’s making her Sluggish-Roasted Spiced Pork there'll undoubtedly be two different dishes on the menu; baked beans and slaw.
“I all the time serve this with Maple Baked Beans, which I prepare dinner in a separate oven for nearly the identical period of time,” she stated. “All I've to do is make an enormous bowl of Winter Slaw and I've a knockout dinner for a crowd and no stress.”
Solely have one oven? Pull a traditional Barefoot Contessa transfer and put together parts of Garten’s winter menu forward of time. Make the Maple Baked Beans the day earlier than, that approach there’s no competing for house within the oven.
It’s additionally doable to make the Winter Slaw prematurely. Actually, Garten featured it in her 2014 Barefoot Contessa cookbook, Make It Forward.
As she acknowledged in her recipe notes, there are a couple of methods to make the Winter Slaw prematurely.
It’s OK to decorate the slaw a couple of hours earlier than serving. It’s additionally OK to make the salad and dressing as much as two days prematurely, preserving them separate till a couple of hours earlier than dinnertime.
Garten wasn’t kidding about making a “knockout dinner” together with her winter menu. Reviewers say every dish, from the Sluggish-Roasted Spiced Pork to the Maple Baked Beans and Winter Slaw, is a winner.
On the time of writing, all three dishes have a 4.5-star ranking or increased. Garten’s Winter Slaw recipe averages 5 stars and has been reviewed almost 20 occasions. Those that have made it at house love that it’s prepared in 20 minutes.
As for the Maple Baked Beans and the Sluggish-Roasted Spiced Pork, each recipes have 4.5 stars. Reviewers love the simplicity of the beans and the way simple the pork is to prep.
Serve Garten’s winter menu full with freshly baked Barefoot Contessa cookies for a critically Barefoot Contessa dinner.