Today I am going to expose 3 (three) easy home made foods that are suitable for any family size during this period of lockdown. The recipes/ingredients are easy and very cheap to get.
Home made foods: Crying tiger marinated pepper steak with hasselback potatoes. (Be kind it’s my first attempt at making this)
For 4 persons
For the relish
20g fresh coriander or a spoonful of dried.
1-2 fresh tomatoes diced
1-2 red chillies or 1-2 tsp of chilli flakes
1 spring onion
2 garlic cloves crushed
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp Lime juice
2 tsp granulated sweetener
For the steak mariade
Extra lean steak cooked to YOUR taste
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcester sauce
Make the relish and soak steak for 1 hour in the marinade. Cook steak to taste and add the relish. Simple!
*Home made foods: My first attempt at peanut brittle and Dry rubbed slow cooked Texan beef rib with potato salad
My first attempt at peanut brittle! My dad loves the stuff so I thought I’d give it a go and leave some wrapped up on his doorstep. I’ve never eaten the stuff before so have no idea if it tastes like shit or not.
145ml of water
400g of white sugar
Half a teaspoon of salt
250g of peanuts
1 table spoon of butter or margarine
Put the water, sugar and salt in a pan on high heat and mix so it’s all combined.
Use a pan that doesn’t have a non stick coating.
Line an oven tray with baking paper.
Leave the mixture until it it’s starting to bubble then stir every 30 seconds until it’s a golden brown colour. Once it’s into a golden syrup take off the heat, add the butter and stir then add the peanuts straight away. Quickly mix together and put it onto baking paper and spread it.
You have to be quick though as it starts to set straight away.
Dry rubbed slow cooked Texan beef rib with potato salad and a little Mediterranean mixed leaf. Do your worst. 😂
I can assure you the beef looks dry, but it melted away and the nice layer of soft rendered fat inside gave it extra yum…
*Home made foods: BOWL OF RAMEN WITH PORK BELLY, SOY MARINATED EGG AND TORGASHI
Allow me to interrupt your quarant-evening with the most perfect bowl of ramen I have created (miso tonkotsu, chashu pork belly, soy marinated egg, spring onions, togarashi seasoning and black and white sesame).
For the broth and pork belly I used a combo of Joshua Weissman and Babish’ recipes on YouTube. I used about 1/2 cup each of dashi, mirin, soy sauce and miso plus a handful of dried shiitake. Reduce it down in a pan until it’s reduced by about half.
Assemble in the bowl: tare, broth, noodles, toppings.
Soup should be about 10% tare, 90% broth.
*Punjabi mutton curry
– 500 grams mutton
– 2 teaspoons Ginger & garlic paste (fresh is better )
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 1 teaspoon coriander powder
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
– 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
– 1 teaspoon red chili powder
– Salt to taste
– 4 tablespoons curd
– Juice of one lemon
Cut mutton into chunks, mix with above ingredients, marinate for up to 24 hours.
Whole roasted spices :
– 2 green cardamoms
– 4 cloves
– 3 one inch cinnamon pieces
– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper corns
– 3 tablespoons ghee
Heat the ghee in a deep skillet on high, and the whole roasted spices. Sauté for 30 seconds.
– 2 tomatoes
– 2 red onions
– 7 two cm. ginger pieces
– 2 green chili peppers
– 1 teaspoon oil
1. Roughly chop tomatoes and onions into large pieces , and dice chili peppers.
2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet , add onions and sauté until translucent on high heat
3. Add ginger and chili peppers, sauté for 30 seconds.
4. Add tomatoes , sauté on high for 4 minutes.
5. Allow the above to cool down , then grind to a sauce consistency.
Add mutton to the sautéed whole spice mixture, sauté on high heat for 5- 7 minutes. Next add the sauce, coat mutton well, and sauté for another 7-8 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until tender, approximately for 55 mins. Stir and check during the process, adding water as needed.
Serve over basmati rice, or with chapati.
WOW! I will Like to see these home made foods served and plated at your homes! by the way, the recipes look wonderful.