If you’re going to host a girls night you should go all out. Bubbles, treats for dinner, taking silly photos and face masks and Destiny’s Child. And of course, make sure you have great company. This night lead to shennanigans and blasting ‘Say My Name’ so loudly that I’m sure every one of our neighbours could hear all the lyrics.
Here are the basic recipes for what I made that dinner:
Broadbean, Pea and Avocado dip: From Dish magazine issue 34, 2011
In a food processor blend together 2 cups cooked and shelled broadbeans, 1 avocado, 2 cups of cooked frozen peas, the juice and zest of a lime, a big handful of basil, 1/3 cup of thick plain yoghurt, 1 clove crushed garlic, 3 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve with something crispy and more-ish.
Asian style steak salad: From Dish magazine issue 34, 2011
In a small saucepan bubble together 1/4 cup rice vinegar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. When syrupy, tip into a bowl and mix with 2 tbsp lime juice, 1 tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 clove of crushed garlic, 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce and 1 tbsp rice bran oil. Place steak into a shallow dish, pour over half of prepared marinade, cover and let sit for at least an hour.
Place a pan on a high heat and fry the steak for 2 minutes on each side. Slice the steak thinly and toss with chopped cucumber, baby spinach, thinly sliced carrot, mung beans, sliced spring onions and top with crispy fried shallots. Dress with some of the reserved marinade.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pudding:
Link here. Seriously, make this pudding it is crazy good.