Monthly Archives: August 2012

Every Girls Night Needs Steak

  A wee while ago now, my littlest sister and I were home alone and we decided to have a girls night complete with eating steak and watching some terrible, rot-your-brain tv. It was great, it was the bestsest. We had trouble deciding whether to have steak sandwiches or something Mexican inspired, so we combined the two. For this you need a nice bit of steak, some great bread and, of course, some perfect avocados, tomatos and a heap of chili. Gucamole A couple of lovely ripe avocados 1/4 of a red onion, finely diced A few dashes of tabasco sauce A handful of coriander leaves, roughly chopped 1 tomato, diced 1/2 lime salt and pepper   Place avocados in a bowl and mash them up with a fork. Squeeze the lime over, add the rest of the ingredients and mix together.     Capsicum-jammy-thing

Take the rest of your red onion, slice it thinly and pop it in a pan with some oil and a sliced red capsicum. Cook low and slow for 10-15 minutes, add 1tsp of cumin, 1/4 tsp of cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of chili and 1/2 tsp of chili. When it looks all jammy, you are done.

Sandwich!

Season your steak well with salt and pepper and a wee bit of oil. Cook to your liking, let it rest then slice thinly. Toast your bread a wee bit if you fancy then spread it with a bit of good mayo, guacamole and capsicum. Lay your lovely steak and some salad leaves on top and voila!

Mmm steak!

Chorizo!

Here’s what I love right now: Chorizo! I feel like it’s an exclamation, potentially akin to cheers before downing tequila… ahem… Anyway, what I love about it is that it’s got a kick and adds such a depth of flavour to dishes. I particularly love adding it to pasta at the moment, it’s great for warmth in winter and combining it with lots of beautiful colours is much needed on these dark, cold days.

 

Chorizo! Pasta

3 chorizo sausages, roughly chopped

1 large brown onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 red capsicum, cut into strips

200g frozen spinach

2 cans of crushed tomatoes

1 tsp smokey paprika

1/2 tsp chili flakes (or less if you want!)

1 tsp sugar

400g pasta shapes

Heat a small amount of oil in a frypan, when hot, add chorizo and fry until lightly browned and crispy, remove from the pan. Put a large pan of water on high heat and bring to a boil, this is for the pasta. Add onion to the frypan and cook until soft, add the capsicum and garlic and fry for 30 secs. Add tomatoes, chorizo and spinach, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 mins. When your large pan of water comes to the boil, add lots of salt and cook for the amount of time specified on the packet. Add chili flakes, sugar, paprika to tomatoes. When pasta has finished cooking, drain and combine with the sauce. Serve in bowls with a generous helping of grated parmesan

 

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