Monday, March 30, 2015

Salisbury Steak on a World Tour

A couple of days off due to forgetting to photograph the meals, both were good and I'll make again. Tonight I'm trying lean ground beef with some 5 spice powder give Salisbury Steak a little more flavour. 

Salisbury Steak and then some

400 gm lean gr. beef - almost a pound
1/2 small onion diced
2 tbsp bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp 5 spice powder
1/2 tsp salt
dash Worcestershire Sauce
several drops Tabasco Sauce
black pepper

Sweat the onion and garlic in a sauce pan and add to the meat with the other ingredients. Mix well. Make into two patties squeezed thinner in the centre, coat with olive oil and put on a hot BBQ on high heat. 2 fminutes in, rotate the meat so grill marks cross. Wait a few more minutes and turn them over. A ew minutes later turn the heat down and roast the patties to cook through at about 350ºF. Mine were on the grill for 15 minutes altogether so they were well done.

Yellow flesh potatoes were cut up and boiled. When soft they were salted and buttered.

Green beans were boiled in a little water for 3 minutes then drained and finished with diced red onion, butter, salt and black pepper.

Red Wine Reduction

3/4 cup red wine - more or less
6 crimini mushrooms sliced
1 cup hot water
1 packet beef bouillon

Dissolve bouillon in water. In the pan used to sweat the onions sear the mushrooms. Then add the red wine and boil it down. Add salt, pepper and bouillon. Cook it down a bit then sprinkle a little instant blending flour over reduction and stir it in. Flour needs to cook a bit so let it boil and thicken. Too much flour makes it pasty. 

Plate the beef patty and pour sauce over top. Add potatoes and green beans and dive in. It's wonderful.

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