All my life growing up, my mom would make corned beef for us out of a can. Corned beef was like Spam, except it was beef instead of pork. To me, corned beef was something you’d fry up with some egg (like an omelet) and then sandwich between two slices of buttered bread with a squirt of ketchup. It was delicious. That was the only corned beef I knew. I never knew any other kind existed.
The first time I had real corned beef was in Hawaii, when I was with my dear friend, June. She had invited me to her house for some corned beef and cabbage. I was happy to have it, and was expecting what my mom had made me all my growing up years. (more…)
Why go out for steak?
I’m not big on going out to eat steak. Unless it’s a good steak restaurant, you’re likely to get an overcooked, over-sauced hunk of low quality meat that’s better off ground into burgers. And if it’s a high-end steak restaurant like The Grill on the Alley, you’re likely to pay a very high price for your dinner. (Forget about going out to eat steak anywhere on holidays like Valentine’s Day – you’re likely to wait an hour just to get seated!)
Annie bought some USDA Choice, thick-cut, bone-in ribeye steaks from Costco for $4.99 / lb (sometimes they have Prime cuts for $8.99). About an hour before cooking, I brought the steaks out of the fridge and seasoned them well with sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and granulated garlic.
Thick-Cut Ribeye Steaks Seasoned with Sea Salt, Black Pepper and Granulated Garlic
I was tooling around the flogosphere last month when I came across the Braised Oxtail post at Dinner Diary. It looked so good, I knew right then that I had to make some braised oxtail, and soon!
Oxtails Seasoned with Salt and Pepper
Part 4 of our 5-part series on Quick Asian dishes (inspired by Jaden’s 15 Minute Asian Light Meals contest) swings back into Chinese territory after taking a detour through India with our “Mustard Potatoes” post.
Annie is really getting fired up about making Asian dishes that don’t take a lot of prep time, cooking time, or ingredients. “Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Egg” fits the bill to a T. Here is everything you need for this dish:
Eggs, green onions, beef, ginger
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