Tuesday 29.03.2011Grilled chicken with rice and home-made sweet-and-sour pumpkin. This was improvised and not very successful - it looks much nicer than it tasted. The marinade juices that ran off from the cooked chicken were good, but the chicken itself was rather bland, and the rice was no better because I forgot the salt. Stir-fry might have worked better.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday 22.03.2011How to Make Gyudon. I left out the egg from this recipe, partially because I don't usually like eggs but mostly because I didn't have any. My beef was not nearly thin enough and came out a little chewy. But, as the dog says, the secret is getting the balance of salty and sweet right, which I did manage, so the flavour was very good.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Thursday, 3rd MarchVenison Shank Steak from Camden Market, port wine gravy, Lyonnaise Potato (sort of) and chimichurri. Sliced potatoes, onions and garlic, mixed with oil and salt and cooked, covered, on a low heat for an hour. Fried the steaks in a hot griddle pan for 3 minutes each side, then let them rest for 10 minutes of a warm plate. Deglazed the pan with port and a splash of water, for the sauce. The steak had been in the fridge for a fortnight so it was beautifully tender and with just the right gamy flavour. And the potatoes tasted much better than they looked! Too much oil though.
The bread (Berg-Wurzelbrot -. a sort of rustic twisty Ciabatta) from the bakery in my local Toom supermarket is also fabulous. I like to pull out all the dough and eat just the crust.