I am a cooking newbie. Seriously, prior to this meal I mostly heated and microwaved stuff. I made this meal, it was filling and delicious. The only thing I changed was the fancy thing with the zest and dijon. Instead I bought an organic ginger-soy dressing that is olive oil based. I added it to the rub and used it as a light dressing. Saved the rest of the meat for a meal later this week!