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Pepper Rump Steak

mmmmmhhhhh I have been waiting to make this meal for a while now and it was super super delicious, can’t wait to make it again.

Many people have their own way of making or searing steak, so paper pen and off to you tube I went, spent the better part of my afternoon just to get a recipe I was comfy with. My buddy food wishes never disappoints, because he is simple but ingenious in his cooking.

Next step was to pass by the supermarket and pray I get good steak, (in the average Kenyan home, these are not meats we cook), which I did, not a perfect cut but it would serve my purpose.

Rump Steak

 

The meat has to get to room temperature, then I seasoned it with salt and pepper.

Pan searing

Once meat was good and seasoned. I heated some oil on a non stick pan, let it get hot then add in your steak. The high heat allows the meat to brown beautifully, do this on both sides letting each cook for 4-5mins per side. Once brown lower the heat and allow the meat to cook as long as you desire, rear/medium rear/well done, your take, Kenyans do well done!

Take out your meat place in a foil paper and cover well to maintain the warmth and juiceness of the meat.

On the same pan add 2 tbsps of brandy (didn’t use this) let the alcohol to burn off and the brandy to reduce then add your 3/4 cup beef stock, let it simmer, then add 1/3 cup of cream (i had light cream as seen below). Let the sauce thicken out or once simmered add in your steak and let it thicken as steak gets the moisture). Remember to add in the juice in the foil paper!

Steak in Sauce

This is how it looked with the thickened sauce (I put in a bit more beef cubes, thus the colouring)

Steak in buttery pepper sauce

Once done, lower heat or turn off and add a tsp of cold unsweetened butter, let it melt and spoon the sauce over the steak to give it a smooth texture.

This meal was served with potatoes and green bananas. All cut up and boiled

Potatoes

Green bananas

Voila!

The meal and a side of kachumbari (salsa dressing)

Enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2012 in General

 

Of Fridays and Weekends

So last week friday i posted a recipe and will most likely do one again today. I figure since we’ve all had different experiences(read drama as well) throughout the week, looking forward to a peaceful weekend is all we want and honestly most of us are never really that productive on a Friday afternoon! Working while listening to good music makes my Fridays very bearable, and I thank God that am able to listen to music at work, many people don’t have that priviledge.

Today I would like to make a very nice dish for my husband as we relax the evening away to the sound of light (heavy rain wud be great, but with no harm to anyone out there) rain, I hope. It’s really been pouring here, for the last one month to the joy and lose of many. The thing about our government is lack of proper planning due to many reasons that I don’t really feel like spoiling my Friday thinking or talking about.

Anywho, I saw the below recipe from non other than https://www.facebook.com/Fauzias.Kitchen.Fun!

 Popcorn Chicken

A version of popcorn chicken using breadcrumbs as a coating

First, marinate 250gm bite-sized boneless chicken cubes for half an hour in:

half tsp salt
half tsp red chilli powder
half tsp black pepper powder
half tsp paprika powder
pinch of tandoori masala
pinch of cumin powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp oil
quarter tsp garlic paste

When ready to fry, have the following ingredients ready:
quarter cup of self rising flour
three-quarters of a cup of breadcrumbs mixed with quarter tsp salt and pinch of pepper
1 egg, beaten well with 1 tsp water

One cube at a time, roll the chicken in the flour, then dip them in the egg, then roll them in the breadcrumbs with a gentle hand. This normally can get messy but once you get going, it doesn’t take long. Finish dipping and rolling all the pieces and set them on a tray or plate.

Heat oil in a pan, then deep fry them in batches at medium heat until golden and crispy. Do not over-fry as boneless chicken hardens if over-cooked.

Drain on tissues/kitchen towels. Serve with fries and a dip!! 🙂

So as you work at your desk, cheer up tomorrow is Saturday, and if you still have to work, I hope it shall be a laid back day for you. Enjoy your life and regardless of what your days throw at your path always have a place you can go, be happy and unwind. Whether you will eat much(watch thoz calories) or  little, have fun with what God has blessed you with.  It was just gloomy Monday the other day, but I’ve got to say, writing on this blog has been lots of fun for me and I look forward to the coming week. Have a most sunshiny weekend! See you all on Monday

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2012 in General

 
 
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