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11 Jan 2016
Rosemary, a fragrant herb, is owned by the mint family like many other healthy herbs for example basil, oregano and thyme. This is a rich source of powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, Vitamin B6 and calcium. Aside from its culinary uses, rosemary is also recognized for health benefits including improving the memory, alleviating muscle pain, relieving indigestion, boosting the circulatory and disease fighting capability, promoting new hair growth and decreasing the risk of certain kinds of cancer.

If you possess some rosemary available, try these delicious dishes for lunch:

Apple and Rosemary Pork Tenders

What you need:

 1 1/4 kg. pork tenderloin
 1 1/2 cups hard apple cider
 3/4 cup maple syrup
 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
 3 apples, cored and sliced into 1-inch pieces
 1 large onion, sliced into 1-inch pieces
 5 tablespoons brown sugar
 4 teaspoons dried rosemary
 1 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
 Salt and ground pepper to taste
 Purified water

Place pork tenderloin inside a large container. Combine rosemary, marjoram, thyme, salt and pepper in a tiny bowl. Rub the mix evenly over pork then pour cider concerning this. Add purified water to fully submerge meat. Cover and refrigerate not less than Six hours to overnight. When ready, place tenderloin in the roasting pan, pour marinade concerning this then bake in the pre-heated oven (325 F) for One hour. Scatter apple and onion pieces on the roast then spoon brown sugar evenly over pan. Return roast to oven and cook for the next hour. To really make the gravy, cook flour inside a skillet until browned. Add drippings from the roast and maple syrup and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture has thickened. Serve roast with gravy.

Creamy Pea and Rosemary Soup

The thing you need:

 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
 1 1/2 cups green split peas
 1 carrot, chopped
 1 onion, chopped
 1 leek, thinly sliced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 bay leaves
 6 slices bacon, sliced into 1-inch pieces
 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

In the large pan over medium heat, cook bacon pieces until crisp. Add carrot, onion, leek and garlic and cook before the vegetables are tender, eight to Ten minutes. Add chicken broth, split peas, bay leaves and rosemary towards the mixture and bring to some boil. Lower heat, cover and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or when peas are cooked. Serve warm.

Ham Casserole with Rosemary

Things you need:

 1 kg. cooked ham, cubed
 5 eggs
 1 clove garlic, minced
 4 cups purified water
 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
 1 1/2 cups milk
 1 cup grits
 1/4 cup butter
 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
 1 teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Layer cooked ham in the casserole dish and hang up aside. Inside a medium saucepan, bring water to some boil then pour grits into the water. Lower heat and allow to simmer, stirring constantly, for about 4-5 minutes or when grits are thick and tender. Stir in cheese and butter with the grits. Remove from heat and hang aside. Inside a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper and mix a combination with grits. Pour grits over ham and bake in a pre-heated oven (350 F) for 40 to Forty-five minutes or until casserole is bubbling.


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