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Me? I've been roasting a lot of pork lately. Trying to really understand how to do it well -- and make a memorable dish of it. Can't say I've got there yet, but hey its fun to try. -- this loin was marinated in red wine vinegar, pineapple juice, over night, then stuffed with fresh pineapple and roasted. The meat was subtly flavored, I wonder if I could make that stronger. Since not even I can eat a whole loin of roast pork at a sitting, I've been having this in sliced helpings over a few days. When I warm it, I add a little sesame oil, and that really gives it fine, nutty overlay. The relish is diced pineapple and mango with red chilli pieces -- some thing I've done with black bean beef earlier, on the blog.
Would you like try some? Seriously, if you are into food, and like the kind of stuff I cook (meats predominate right now) -- I'd like to hear from you -- if you can offer thoughtful comments on what you taste. Really. Leave a note on the blog or let me know on facebook, and I'll get back to you.
Pradeep Jeganathan was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he lives and works. He began to cook when he discovered, as an undergraduate in the US, that MacDonald's was terrible. He continued, when he realized that girls like a guy who knows to cook. After he took up photography as a hobby, he got into shooting food. He has eaten a lot of cold meals since, but he hasn't stopped, because taking a photograph, helps him remember what he's eaten. (He eats a lot, and some times, he forgets). His food photos have been published in a variety of international and Sri Lankan print magazines and web sites and his food photo/recipe columns have appeared Zero77 & Spectrum ("Achcharu") and will soon appear in Ink. He's been a featured chef on ETV's The Home Gourmet, his cooking and food photos have been the subject of a feature article in Sri Lanka's Sunday Times; his food blog has also been featured in Femina.in -- the Indian women's magazine.