Monday, 22 January 2007

Dinner Last Night :) So Easy





I was wandering around the house yesterday thinking, what am I going to make for dinner? We had some nice T-Bone steaks in the freezer so why not steak and veg. I thought to myself potatoes, what to do with them instead of the norm. So sesame garlic potatoes was what I came up with. I was a bit unsure, but had already mentioned it out loud so I thought okay I am going to follow through. Turns out they were fantastic. I was quite chuffed with myself. So here's how I did it.
Steak & Mushroom Sauce
with
Garlic Sesame Potatoes

Basically I just cut about 6 medium sized washed potatoes into pieces as for a roast. I then steamed them until tender. I chopped up four large cloves of garlic and then melted a good amount of butter with the chopped garlic in a bowl in the microwave. I put the potatoes into a bowl and added the melted butter and garlic, a good sprinkling of salt flakes, a splash of sesame oil and of course sesame seeds, about 3 tablespoons. Then I mixed them all together. I spread them out on a baking tray, covered them with foil and popped them into the fridge to go cold. Ready to go in the oven near dinner time. Then I just baked them on a high heat until golden. Excellent.
Mushroom sauce so easy. 4 cloves of chopped garlic, about 500 grams sliced mushrooms, 500mls of chicken stock, salt and pepper. I used a tablespoon of cornflour in a small amount of cold water to thicken the sauce. Basically just fry your mushrooms and garlic in a little olive oil until all the moisture is gone. Then add the chicken stock and allow to reduce by a third or so. Then add the cornflour mixture and simmer for a couple of minutes stirring. Salt and Pepper to taste. Your done. So easy.
I hope you enjoy my little experiment with the potatoes? We did :)

4 comments:

Rosa said...

UMMMMMHHHHH
VERY GOOD!!!!

I´M SPANISH WOMEN, SORRY.

NO HABLO INGLES, LO SIENTO, PERO ME HA GUSTADO MUCHO TU BLOG Y TU BONITA FAMILIA.

Squishy said...

Mie Buen

joyce said...

hhhmmm well my potatoes didn't quite look like yours but the family loved them just the same!! so i think i will still put it down as a success. Next time im going to steam them first and not forget the butter! hhhmmm yum.
Next im going to attempt the mushroom sauce! Maybe tonight if Cara hasn't already started dinner before i get home.

Squishy said...

Good girl. Go the mushroom sauce girl!