Saturday, October 21, 2006
A storm has just passed by leaving behind rain, lots of beautiful wet, moist, damp, noisy rain! And I'm loving it! It's a cosy evening to enjoy one of my favourite pastimes...cooking! Followed by eating the tasty fare, while sipping on a glass of red...yes...a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon has just miraculously popped its cork! Just as well it didn't have a screw top or I'd be really concerned! Tonight I'm preparing a juicy steak as per the picture on the right, to be topped with garlic prawns and bernaise sauce. I've gotten as far as preparing a potato bake...thinly sliced potatoes layered with a little olive oil, crushed garlic, fresh rosemary leaves, a sprinkling or three of chicken stock powder, freshly ground black pepper and a splash of water. The 'bake' is presently doing it's 'thing' in the oven. I prefer making my potato bakes this way than using cream.
The steak I will cook medium-rare. I've green prawns at the ready to be cooked in olive oil, loads of garlic, a small pinch of chilli, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper. When the steak is cooked to my liking, I will top it with the garlic prawns and then a dollop or two of bernaise sauce will decorate the meal. For greens, I'm blanching some snow peas and that, I believe, should be enough!
Hmmmm...this wine is very 'moresome'...I think I will have to pour myself another glass as it may evaporate!