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
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 :)