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Potato Wedges

This is a very easy way to cook potato wedges without oven.

  1. Peel potatoes and cut them into chunks or wedges.
  2. Boil them till cooked.
  3. Drain them and put them into a bowl.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Dust with flour. Let them be coated with a thin flour layer.
  5. Heat a pan. Add in oil. Fry potatoes till golden brown.

Perfect to go with steak.

Mushroom & Beef Steak Rice Bento

Bento for my husband (his second day at work).

I haveΒ  seriously thought about what is a good match for rice to be in his bento. The first choice is sure to be meat dish with sauce, so that the flavor will go into the rice. My rule is do not repeat the same dish in 3 days. Since my husband already had chicken yesterday, so I chose beef. He’s also a beef fan.

  1. Prepare steak. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over both sides. Heat a pan. Drizzle in some oil. When oil is heated, place steak in. Mine is not very thick, so I just need to fry it for about 2 mins for each side. My husband likes tender not hard texture. So I tried to shorten the cooking time.
  2. Flip the steak after one side turns brown, (about 2 mins). Cut in 1 small chunk of butter. Also add in 2 crushed cloves of garlic, a little dried thyme. Fry for another 2 mins.
  3. Try to stand the steak and sear the side. Then put steak into a plate and let it rest.
  4. Same pan, no need to wash, no need to wipe. Because there is still some butter left with meat juice. I used it to fry mini portobello mushrooms.
  5. Mushroom should be washed and stem-removed before frying. Fry the gill side first for 2 mins. Then flip it over and fry for another 2 mins. There will be a small hole after the stem got removed. Drizzle in light soy sauce into the hole.
  6. Flip the mushroom over again. turn to low heat and lid on. Cook for 2-3 mins. Turn it over, lid on for 2-3 mins, too.
  7. Mushroom out. Same pan. I made a little sauce with the rest fluid. Also juice comes out when the steak is resting. Add the meat juice in. 1/4 tsp flour, mix well. Add in 1/4 light soy sauce, 1 pinch sugar, dash of black pepper. Reduce the sauce.
  8. Cut steak into strips. Place them over rice and top with sauce. Also put in mushroom and some boiled veggies.

My husband likes his bento very much. πŸ™‚

Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts

My first try on Brussel sprouts was not bad, so I expected more from them.

This time, I tried to fry them with a pan and to make them side dish for steak.

  1. Boil Brussel Sprouts in water for 3 mins. Don’t forget to add in some salt in the water before boiling.
  2. Rinse them under water. Then trim off the bottom and cut into halves.
  3. Heat a pan. Drop in 1 tbsp butter. When butter melts, add in Brussel sprouts. Stir fry for 2 mins.
  4. Sprinkle 2 tsp sugar. Quickly stir and let the vegi get caramelized.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper. And serve with steak.

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Beef Steak Rice

It’s just rice served with beef steak slices. πŸ™‚

  1. Season steak with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a pan. Drizzle a little oil. Place steak into hot pan. Fry for around 3 mins or till golden brown.
  3. Then flip the steak over. Add in thyme and garlic. Cut in a butter chunk.
  4. Scoop butter with a spoon and pour over steak. When both sides are brown, let the steak stand to fry the edge. Set beef aside.
  5. To make rice more tasty, some sauce is needed. In a sauce pan, add in 1 tsp sweet cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce, and 2 tablespoon water. Simmer to reduce the sauce.
  6. Cut beef steak into slices. Arrange them around the rice. Pour the sauce over it. Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Steak Pizza

 

It’s a combination of pizza and steak.

For the pizza dough, please check:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2018/04/10/double-cheese-pizza-with-homemade-pizza-sauce/

Except beef, I also chose onion and French bean as the vegetable part.

Steak part:

Season steak with salt and pepper. Heat a pan. Drizzle a little oil. Place steak into hot pan. Fry for around 3 mins or till golden brown. Then flip the steak over. Add in thyme and garlic. Cut in a butter chunk. Scoop butter with a spoon and pour over steak. When both sides are brown, let the steak stand to fry the edge.

Then let steak rest in a plate.

1. Preheat oven to 220 degree C.

2. Brush pizza dough with tomato sauce. Then spread mozzarella cheese over it.

3. Into oven for 6 mins.

4. Scatter onion and French beans (bleached for 2 mins in hot water) over pizza dough. Into the oven for another 2 mins.

5. Cut steak into slices. Place steak over vegetables.

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Beef Wellington

 

It just came to me that there was still a piece of beef fillet in my fridge last night, so I decided to cook beef wellington today.

Main Ingredients:

beef, chopped shiitake mushroom & carrot (of course you can use the help of a blender), puff crust, salt, and pepper.

1, Sprinkle salt and pepper over the fillet. Rub a bit with hands.

2, Heat a pan, add in some oil. Fry beef fillet till each side turns brownish.

3, Beef fillet in a plate and rest for a while. Use the same pan to fry mushroom and carrot. When the juice comes out, drizzle in a little red wine. (I just want to add a little flavor, if you don’t have red wine, you can just skip this step.) Add in a little dried thyme. Turn to low heat and simmer for a little while. Season with salt.

4. Many chiefs cook beef wellington use ham. Yet, I don’t have . So I just go with my no-ham version. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the table. Pastry crust on it. (I just don’t have crust, so I use Roti Prata instead. Because I tried to use Roti Prata pasty in Apple pie before, and it turned out great. So Roti Prata is always a good replacement of pastry crust to me.)

5. Spread mushroom and carrot on the pastry evenly. Beef in the middle. Roll one end of pastry to the other gently. Tuck in the two sides. Twist a bit with the help of plastic wrap. In the fridge for 30 mins.

6. Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

7. Egg wash the pastry. Cut several lines or any pattern you like.

8. Into the oven for 20-25 mins or till the pastry turns golden color.

Cut it with a very sharp knife. Because the crust is really easily broken. A sharp knife will do a better job. Or you may get your beef wellington just like mine. 😦

Very fragile out layer. But the taste is super.

Steak & Portobello Mushroom

This is the first time for me to cook Portobello mushroom. They are really big and look like a giant brown umbrella.

For steak:

1. Season both sides with salt and black pepper.

2. Heat a pan. A little oil in. Sear the steak for about 3 mins.

3. Flip the steak over. Cut in a cube of butter. And add in 2 cloves of garlic and dried thyme (fresh thyme will be better, but I didn’t have any at that time).

4. Fry for about 3 mins. Use a spoon, to scoop better and spread over steak. Sear the edge side too.

Steak in the plate and rest.

To cook Portobello mushroom:

Remove the Portobello mushroom’s stem first and wash clean.

1. Heat a pan. Cut in a small cube of butter.

2. When butter melts, add the mushroom in with cap side down. Sear for 3 mins. If your mushroom is really really big, probably you will need 5 mins. Keep the heat low, don’t burn the mushroom.

3. Add 1 drop of soy sauce onto the stem hole of each mushroom.

4. Flip the mushroom over, sear the other side for 3 mins with the lid on.

5. A lot of juice will come out. Use a spatula, and press the mushroom gently to squeeze the juice out.

6. Flip over and squeeze the other side. Keep cooking till the juice evaporates.

Serve steak with mushroom.

Mushroom is really juicy and tender. Portobello Mushroom just became my husband’s favorite mushroom. He couldn’t stop saying “delicious”. πŸ™‚

Potato Wedges & Steak

This is the first time for me to try potato wedges at home.

The recipe I referred to :

http://natashaskitchen.com/2013/01/18/oven-baked-potato-wedges/

1. Rinse 3 potatoes under water. Cut into halves. Then cut the half into 3 or 4 pieces.

2. Soak potato wedges into icing water for half an hour.

3. Preheat oven to 220 degree C.

4. Wipe potato wedges with kitchen towel and make them dry.

5. Put all the wedges into big bowl or a zip bag. Add in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp paprika powder. Mix them evenly. Add in 1 tsp oil. Mix again to let each one be coated with seasoning and oil evenly.

6. Line wedges on baking pan.

7. Bake for around 30 mins or till potato gets burnt on edges.

For the steak.

1. Wipe steak with kitchen towel to make sure steak is very dry on surface.

2. Season with salt and black pepper.

3. Heat a little oil in a pan. When it’s smoky hot. Put the steak in. Fry for 5 mins.

4. Flip the steak. Cut in 2 tablespoon butter, add in 2 or 3 cloves garlic and thyme. Fry for another 4 mins. If you want steak to be a bit more rare, you can shorten the frying time.

Let the fried steak rest in the plate for several mins before serving.

Sprinkle chopped parsley over potato wedges and serve with steak.

Ribeye Steak

My husband wanted to have steak for dinner. So we went to supermarket to buy a ribeye steak and some sausage.

1. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over the steak.

2. Heat skillet on stove. Add a little olive oil.

3. When the skillet is smoking hot, put the steak in. You will hear the sizzling.

4. For 2-3 mins, the down side will becom brownish. Turn over to fry the other side.

5. Cut in a little butter. Put in 2 cloves garlic and some thyme.

6. Use a spoon to pour melted butter over the steak. Let the steak stand to fry the edge.

Place the steak into a plate. 

Use the same skillet ( no need to wash it) to fry sausage.


Serve with some boiled broccoli.

The steak is very tender and juicy.

Teppantaki Steak With Vegetables

Sprinkle salt and black pepper over steak and let it rest for 5-10 mins.

Heat cast iron skillet on a stove. Add in a little olive oil.

When skillet is very hot, lay steak in it. Fry each side for around 2 mins.

Cut in a small piece of butter. Also add in 2 or 3 cloves garlic and thyme.

Fry each side for 3 mins. At the same time, use a spoon to scoop melted butter and pour over the uncooked side.

Place steak in a plate and let it rest for a while.

Leave the rest oil in the pan. Put vegetables in skillet. I chose onion, asparagus and mushroom. Stir fry till vegetables turn softened. Add in 1/2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp cooking wine and 1/2 tsp sugar. Stir fry for another 2 or 3 mins.

Dish vegetables out in a plate and cut steak into medium chunks and spread them over vegetables.