Saturday, April 19, 2008
This is nice.
And it serves four.
25 minutes preparation. 10 minutes cooking
400g steak (I use entraña)
3 cloves of garlic
1 bunch of coriander stalks
A goodly amount of ground black pepper
a bit of oil
1 soft leafed lettuce, washed
200 g cherry tomatoes
4 Spring onions
The leaves from the coriander bunch
2 tbsps fish sauce
2 tbsps lime juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsps chopped red chilli
2 tsps brown sugar
Chop or blend the garlic, black pepper and coriander stalks with the oil. Rub this into the steak. As always rub it in good (ladies) Set aside for 20 minutes minimum, then grill it rare and then let it cool
Wash lettuce and rip into nice sized bits. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Peel and chop the cucumber. Chop the white and some of the green of the spring onions. Toss all together with the coriander leaves (reserving a few tomatoes and coriander leaves to make it look fancy at the end).
Mix up dressing and dress salad, slice steak and lay prettily on salad and finish with reserved coriander leaves and cherry tomatoes
I have just met the fixer of a potential client for the summer. The client has a new girlfriend so he is going to be throwing parties for her. Then this winter he is going on holiday. To space. But not the club. Outer space. The man is going into space on holiday. Can you dig it?
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I dont need to bring home the bacon cos I is MAKING bacon. At home. Yeah.
This is one of those celestial mixes along with melon and ham, strawberries and cream, tomato, basil and mozzarell, lamb and rosemary etc. One of those mixes that just cannot be improved upon. There is something so special about the creaminess of the cheese contrasting with the harshness of its blue veins that is then coupled with the bitter yet smooth, soft endive leaf that has a snap as you bite through it. I can't explain it. It just works.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Jesus H Christ canapes for 150 is a lot of work. 5 Cold, 5 Hot, 2 Desserts over a 4 hour period. 3 staff plus yours truly for 2 full days and then all at it for the set up, service and get out. 100 man hours.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I cooked the above dish. The beans were delicious and the dorade was horrid. I have had enough of farmed dorade. I might give it one more chance but if it dont be nice next time thats it. It is a goddam shame. Surely the only future for fish for our table is in farming if this free for all supermarket sweep of the oceans doesnt stop tomorrow. Which it wont.