Thursday, February 05, 2009

trying new recipes

This past weekend, I tried a few more recipes from "The Food You Crave" by Ellie Krieger.

Saturday's dinner was the "Cowboy Steak with Coffee and Ancho Rub". Wow...that was easy and good! (Word of caution for those who cannot sleep after having caffeine late in the day, don't make this dish for dinner....I ended up having a hard time sleeping.)

I served it on some chopped lettuce with the recipe for "Cucumber-Avocado Salsa". I forgot to buy a lime for the salsa so I subbed raspberry vinegar. It tasted okay, but I think the flavor would have been brighter/cleaner with the lime. Gotta try this again.

The next day for breakfast, we had the leftover steak stir-fried with onions and rice.

In Hawaii, whenever we have steaks for dinner, my mom always makes this dish for us, either for lunch or dinner, the day after. Just add the onions to the pan and let them brown then add the steak to warm.

Sunday's dinner, I tried the "Caesar Salad with Lemon Pepper Shrimp". Another easy and delicious recipe. I didn't have egg substitute so I just left it out. The recipe calls for garlic-scented croutons, but I just toasted some cubed breads and added the garlic (minced) to the lemon pepper shrimp. Also since I couldn't find romaine, I used green leaf.

So far, every recipe I've tried from this book has been easy , delicious and never left me feeling hungry!

18 comments:

2kamuela47 said...

All of these dishes look so ono! I want the cucumber-avocado salsa looks interesting.

Phoebe said...

looks really good and healthy! All sound really clean! Except for the coffee steak...haha a lot of coffee powder must have been rubbed into it to keep you awake.

Marie said...

I have been curious about her steak with coffee and ancho rub as I've seen her make it on the show. But, I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant about the coffee part (though I love to drink it). Good to know that it was tasty! I'll have to try it.

K and S said...

Thanks Laura, e-mail me if you want the recipe :)

Thanks Phoebe!

Thanks Marie, I hope you like the steak :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That ancho chili-rubbed steak looks good....I like the steak stir fry - Mom used to call it her "chopped steak".

K and S said...

E-mail me if you want the recipe Kirkk :) I think my mom's chopped steak involved tomatoes..or maybe that was beef tomato...hmmm...

Take care.
Kat

OkiHwn said...

That's how I eat left over steak too. But I add a bit of garlic and some shoyu, sometimes oyster sauce instead.

K and S said...

That sounds good Nate, we usually eat our leftover steak with ketchup.

Take care.
Kat

Rowena said...

My mom used to make the same thing too -- onions with the leftover steak. She'd also add bell pepper strips (to make sure we got our veggies.)

Abigail said...

That definitely would've kept me awake too...

I'm not a big steak person but I'd love to try that avocado salsa...yum!

K and S said...

e-mail me Abigail if you want the recipe for the salsa :)

Take care.
Kat

sheri said...

Isn't she great! I have that book and I watch her TV show!! I love her!

Have you ever tried her chicken pepian? It is amazing and so beautiful in color too!

Sheri

Debinhawaii said...

OK--you have made me want to open up her cookbook again and cook from it. Everything looks great!

manju said...

Mmmm, you two eat well!! It's funny to read how many other people like the steak, onions, rice thing, too -- I thought that was just us! It's also great if you make it into a fried rice and then top with sunny-side up egg! Yum yum!

JohnQSmith said...

Wow that cowboy steak looks sooo good! I wonder if it tasted as good as it looks...

K and S said...

I have to try it with bellpepper the next time Rowena :)

I will look for the recipe, Sheri :)

Whoo hoo Deb :)

I thought to add an egg, Manju but the plate was quite full by then :)

It was really good JQS!

Take care everyone!
Kat

Lori said...

I love steak, and that one looks so tasty in the enlarged pic!

K and S said...

Thanks Lori, this recipe was really delicious and the best part was that it was easy!

Take care.
Kat