Happy new year to all people around the world celebrating, a whole awesome eventful year ended today with all it’s joy and sorrow, happiness and pain.Hoping next year will be of full good times, hard work and creative food.
Dinner today was steaks with veggies, quick easy meal specially that meat is fresh and tender, just bought it from my favorite store Centro.
fresh mini toasts with butter , olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Dessert was homemade cream caramel, my super easy delicious recipe.
Kibbeh day, intention was to make some mini ones and spread in a pan with nothing else or at least only some fries.
But then one thing led to another, got excited to do more appetizers to complete the Lebanese style, so end result was muhammra, rocca salad, chili potatoes, various types of kibbeh ( even fried the extra dough) and new olives.
Lunch today was semi ready, brought ready made veal escalopes and potato croquettes from my favorite grocery store in Amman, Centro Stores. Salad was two coleslaw bowls one with raisins the other without for the boys.
By the way all butchery goods at Centro are delicious, most important thing is the friendly professional staff who cares about every detail.
Enjoy the sunny weekend everybody cause we’re expecting rainy stormy weather this week.
Roast beef is for lunch today, usually accompanied with baked potatoes and veggies,which were all done in a different way I saw last night on my favorite source of new recipes Pinterest.
First I’ll start with the beef,sealed in hot oil butter mixture at first in a deep pan then I added some onions and garlic and gradually started adding boiled water and left it to simmer for 3 hours. Removed the beef to rest,added some flour to the sauce to make a gravy, so tender and yummy.
As for the potatoes here are the ingredients and method :
* 2 cups salt.
* medium sized potatoes.
* one whole head of garlic.
* some rosemary leaves.
* 1 tablespoon butter.
* drizzle of olive oil.
* in a deep thick oven pan spread the salt evenly.
* place the potatoes, rosemary and garlic after cutting the hard top.
* cover tightly and bake for 40-50 minutes.
* remove garlic to cool.
* drizzle olive oil on top of potatoes and back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
* meanwhile remove soft garlic pulp and add butter to it, I added a bit of yogurt as well to make a bit sour.
* cut potatoes and add garlic spread in it.
Serve with any roast or chicken.
As for the mushrooms, cut them to big pieces then add butter, oil, garlic, lemon juice, capers, salt and pepper and bake them till tender. Add chopped parsley when done.
Ingredients and method :
# 4 pieces of veal steaks cut to squares.
#1 tablespoon flour.
# 1 green onion.
# broccoli florettes.
# sweet and sour sauce:
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
* 1 tablespoon honey.
* 1 tablespoon vinegar
* 1 tablespoon corn starch.
* 1 tsp chili powder.
* 1 tsp fresh ginger.
* 3/4 cup water.
#some sesame seeds.
# coat veal with flour very well then stir fry in some hot sesame or vegetable oil.
# when golden and crisp add chopped onion and broccoli and stir well till all crispy.
# add the sauce which is a mix of all ingredients.
#leave to simmer for 5 min then sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Early this morning I was hosted at Ro’ya TV in an interview to talk about my contributions in Family Flavors magazine, I can humbly say it was very nice and informative, looking forward to more fruitful work and achievements.
Well this didn’t mean no Saturday chores and errands ending up with cooking cauliflower stew,Iranian rice and a fresh salad containing rocca,pomegranates and walnuts.
Ingredients and method:
* cooked minced meat or cubed veal or lamp as desired.
* boiled and fried cauliflower
* 2-3 cloves garlic.
* one small onion finely chopped.
* lemon juice.
* salt,pepper,all spice, cumin and dry coriander (or fresh)
* saute meat till dry then add garlic and onions.
* add cauliflower and seasoning,leave to simmer, you may add a bit of water if it’s too dry.
* serve with tahini sauce and summaq on top.
Note: to minimize frying you can boil cauliflowers a bit then sautee them with a bit of oil that’ll be enough)