Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tahini Chicken

Hubs says this one is a keeper

2 chicken breasts
3 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1/4 c water
olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
chili flakes
ground pepper

Chop chicken into 1 inch pieces. Heat oil and saute onions until transparent, then add chicken and brown. In the meantime, mix tahini, soy sauce, sesame oil and water. Add tahini mix to pan with chicken, as well as a sprinkle of chili flakes, and some ground pepper to taste. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Serve on top of rice. Savory and spicy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Steak in Red Wine Sauce

2 steaks
2 c good quality red wine
garlic powder
fresh ground pepper
olive oil
4-8 tbspn butter, chopped into small pieces

Using a baking dish that is big enough to hold your steak, fill with red wine. Whisk in garlic powder and pepper. Marinade steak for at least 2 hours (or overnight). Add oil to a non-stick pan, and sear steak on each side for 2 minutes on each side (do not overcook - steak should be medium rare). Remove steak from pan and place on plate. Add marinade to steak drippings and boil until reduced to 1/2. Take the pan off the heat and whisk in the butter, a bit at a time, until melted. The colour of the sauce should lighten and sauce should thicken up. Serve steak and pour sauce over. Excellent with greens and mash.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mashed Cannellini Beans

An alternative to potatoes!

1 can cannellini beans
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
dash or two of lemon juice
freshly ground pepper
parmeson (optional)

Heat oil and saute onions, then add garlic. Add beans and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until tender. Mix in pepper, cheese and lemon juice. Mash by hand. Serve hot or cold!