Sunday, August 16, 2009

Steak Potatoes and Broccoli

Boring title for tonight's dinner. But the menu titles are long, as all fancy-schmancy menu titles should be. (Hint: To make a dish sound impressive, include every ingredient in the name of the dish!)

It WAS good, though.

Seared Beef Filets

Roasted Broccoli with Roasted Garlic and Olive Dressing

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

I neeeeeeeeeded beef tonight. And having eaten it, I feel much better. Ahhh. As usual, I just threw it on the cast iron skillet which I had put on the grill and heated until it was sitting at about 600F. A quick sear on both sides and it was ready to go.

I love roasted broccoli plain. Phillip, not so much. So this time I topped it with one of my favorite dressings and some olives. The dressing is a head of roasted garlic, mashed up, a tsp. of Worcerstershire sauce, a tsp. of Dijon mustard, a tsp. of anchovy paste, 4 Tbs. of lemon juice, salt and pepper, and olive oil. It's so good.

The potatoes I've posted here before. They're small white potatoes from the farmer's market, so they're nice and fresh. I boiled them until they were tender, then put them on a dishtowel and smashed them flat, then roasted them in the oven at 400F with some olive oil and salt and pepper until they were crispy - about 30 minutes.

Dinner was satisfying and filling. And now I'm going to go clean up the kitchen. (boo!)

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