We are into the third week of the new year and I seem to be on a red meat jag. I made up these Simple Lamb Steaks and paired them with Pancetta Mashed Potatoes for a little kick, and boy oh boy was this a meal to remember. The steaks were tender, grilled to medium rare perfection. The usual thunk of lamb on the tastebuds is dispelled by the steak spice that has tenderized the meat and added something really good. (Seriously words failing for the goodness of the lamb here!)
Now you may remember me saying that the Plank Smoked Mashed Potatoes for Christmas was my new favourite way to make my mash? Weeeell…I may have another. Imagine crispy pancetta and sautéed garlic in creamy mashed potatoes, flavored with a pinch of dill and some cream cheese and butter? ‘Scuse me while my eyes roll back in my head and I drool for a few moments.
Now that I have made you wait. How about we get down to the meat and potatoes of the matter. See what I did there?
I want to warn you, though, please make sure that you wear gloves when chopping the pepper, and when you're cleaning up. The capsaicin in these is intense. You may even want to consider a mask while working with them. I got it on my hands while cleaning up the dishes. Not nearly as horrific experience as when I chopped a scotch bonnet bare handed, but my fingers are tingly and tight today.
It's that time of year, the squirrels are making caches of food for the winter, and so do a lot of us, myself included. Tell us about your favourite food to make in bulk and store for later! Leave a comment below.
Injecting marinade into your meat is a great way to get that marinated flavour and tenderness without taking the time to actually marinate. This is also a great way to increase the melt-in-your-mouth-ness of a good cut of meat. Napoleon's Deluxe Marinade Injector is a great tool to have in your arsenal of great grilling tools.
The husband was running late the night I made this for dinner. It was quite a treat when he came home and found a perfectly cooked roast beef dinner waiting for him. Depending on the size of the roast you get, this meal doesn't take much longer than most. Give it a try, a weeknight treat or a weekend meal. Red Wine Injected Roast Beef With Injected Baked Potatoes is just plain good. Leave a comment below and tell us about your favourite "treat" meat and potatoes meal.
When you get a craving, there's not much you can do but cater to it, well when it comes to food anyway. I had been craving some tacos for a while so this was just an amazing treat. While braising I tested the meat a couple of times and was surprised at how spicy it was. I was worried that the Carne Asada was going to be too spicy, but it turned out perfectly.
Now I know that some of you like to keep things hot. If you are after that, I would really recommend making this Ghost Pepper Salsa to go with your Carne Asada. Though I am curious! Mild, Medium, or HOT HOT HOT? Leave a comment below and tell us how you like it!
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