This evening, Corwin and I decided to cook pork, and I decided I wanted to use up a few leftover ingredients from other recipes to create a topping for the pork. It turned out to be a fantastic experiment, because the result was delicious! We tried it with pork cooked two different ways: one using Tony Cacheres seasoning and fresh basil, and the other using just salt and pepper and fresh basil. Corwin loved the sauce combined with the Tony Cacheres pork. I liked it that way, but I preferred it with the salt and pepper pork, as that allowed me to taste the basil more. Either way, it was delicious!
Basil Tomato Cheese Sauce over Pork
Ingredients: 1 tomato, diced in large pieces; 1/2 pack of fresh basil, sliced roughly; 1/2 pack of fresh sliced mushrooms; 1/3 bag fresh spinach; Olive oil; 1C Italian shredded cheese blend; Coarsely ground black pepper; Salt
- Sauté mushrooms and basil in olive oil.
- Add tomatoes and spinach.
- Lightly salt and pepper.
- When spinach has cooked down and tomatoes are softening, add cheese and more olive oil to ensure cheese won’t harden too much when cool.
- Serve hot over sauteed pork.