Thursday, September 15, 2011

Meat At Last, Meat At Last

For all my carnivorous friends who have been waiting for something to really sink your teeth into..

I did serve it with some lovely mashed sweet potatoes flavored with thyme, butter and a little pepper and ...

... a rapini stir fry.  If you're like me and find rapini bitter there are two things to try.... ONE: blanch the rapini in salted boiling water for 2 minutes, dip into ice water to stop the cooking, drain well and proceed to stir fry - a little oil, saute some coarsely chopped onion & garlic, add the rapini, toss, taste for seasoning (I added a bit of the Pebre Sauce and some drained fire roasted tomatoes to the pan.  Or TWO:  substitute broccoli for the rapini.   Either choice... delicious!

And, unfortunately, not a bit of leftovers.   Best part of this meal, everything is local and all purchased at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market - flank steak from Getaway Farm, vegetables from a variety of farmers.   Now I have to find something to do with the gorgeous Swiss Chard and leeks before I head back to the market in two days!  Perhaps I'll try it with some Cavena Nuda - a Canadian grown wheat free grain I was given to sample... I think adding Swiss Chard & Leeks to their Mushroom Soup would be wonderful.  Then again, for the meat lovers out there... this Red Lentil Soup sounds delicious too - with or without the Swiss Chard.   Stay tuned....


Joanne said...

You guys can HAVE your meat...and I'll just eat that whole bowl of mashed sweet potatoes. And some rapini...LOVE rapini!

Gypsy Ju said...

You are making us all hungry!

Gypsy ;-)

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