Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 12: Meat and Potatoes

Something simple for tonight after last night's attempt at complexity.  Your classic all American steak and potatoes (well mashed potatoes).  The steak were some great pieces of New York Strip steak that my brother found and purchased today.  My dad did a fairly standard salt and pepper rub and then grilled it off before slicing it as seen above.  Nothing fancy, but honestly, when you have a great piece of meat it doesn't need much fancy.

The potatoes are just your standard mashed potatoes, butter, cream, salt pepper and a little bit of garlic mashed and mixed together until creamy and delicious.  You can certainly be more creative or more involved with yours, but this was meat and potatoes night.  The "sauce" for the meal took the form of some wonderful caramelized onions and red peppers.  Sliced fairly thin and then slow cooked with a bit of oil, paprika and cayenne pepper they go wonderfully with the steak and potatoes both. 

The bread was just a nice slice of french loaf with a roasted tomato and the last of the pesto spread on top.  It makes for a nice side dish or appetizer (probably it'll make a featured focus for a dish later this year actually...)  The whole thing was topped off with some broccoli in order to make up a classic well rounded meal. 

That's all I've got for this evening, as I said nothing special nothing much to it, tomorrow I think I'll try something a little different and see how it goes.

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