Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Taking Steak & Potatoes to a Whole New Level

The truth is my Honey and I really love steak and potatoes... We would probably be happy eating some at least a couple of times a week. If you are like us... carnivore supreme, then "steak and potatoes" usually means a grilled rib eye, sirloin, filet mignon or strip loin, grilled to perfection with just a hint of salt & pepper to season it... and served with mashed, baked or fries.
This very interesting combination of more unusual recipes is the result of me browsing through more of my favorite cookbooks for Monday's post about coffee table cookbooks. Somehow, I forgot to add Anita Stewarts Canada to my must have coffee table list. It is an amazing book. So amazing, it led me to chatting with her and writing about that too.

Not Your Average Fried Potatoes

This recipe really demonstrates the ethnic diversity of Canada and the cooking results are fantastic. Gefu Wang Pruski was born in NE China, is married to Kris who is Polish Canadian. They met in Edmonton and moved to Nova Scotia where she (at the time of the book writing at least) is a potato researcher at NS Agricultural College.

This Grilled Flank Steak with Jeanne's Secret Marinade from Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes from a Modern Kitchen Garden ..., (read why I love it) definitely takes "steak" to a whole new level. The secret ingredient is ... shhhh.... pomegranate molasses and it's awesome.

So what is your "steak & potatoes"? Even if you're vegetarian, I'm sure the notion triggers some dish or other.


bellini valli said...

I love Anita Stewart. I have this cookbook sitting on my coffee table.

Joanne said...

I definitely get in moods where I crave steak and potatoes. And with that (top secret pomegranate molasses) these sound like they are seriously tasty!

Cynthia said...

Hi Ruth, how are you?

Ruth Daniels said...

Val, every so often I find myself taking out her book for a recipe and find myself lost for an hour of pure bliss.

Joanne, you HAVE to try it, it's wonderful.

Cynthia, give me meat and I'm n Heaven. Hope all is well with you too.