This is the menu I decided on for dinner on a cold winter evening:
Soup: Butternut Squash+apple+leek
Salad: greens/roman lettuce with broiled red onions and mushrooms, sauteed shrimp and pan toasted corn with a balsamic vinaigrette
Meat: Roast Pork Loin - stuffed with dried figs, almonds, lemon juice, parsley and olives
Side: Mashed Potatoes with butter, sour cream, roasted garlic and a tad of Parmesan.
So here is my question, does it sound like a very fruity and inharmonious meal? Perhaps the salad should be a little less sweet and more tangy? Perhaps more fresh? I can't have any fruits or tomatoes in the salad.
And perhaps the pork loin is a little too loaded with fruit as well? Maybe garlic, rosemary and apricot glaze would be a better choice?
I would really appreciate your comments.