Monday, October 15, 2007

a new meat!

Well, almost new. Ant's Nan sent him a box full of beef for his birthday this summer. (Beef! I ask you.) It was delivered by courier straight from the Scottish highlands. It's from the same beef farm that provides beef to the Queen's household. Tonight we ate our first two steaks--one sirloin steak and one fillet steak. I am not a big beef fan and I have been scared about cooking it since it arrived. But Ant says the reason I always make nasty beef is because I do not start with a good enough cut of meat. Well, these are the best pieces of beef I have ever laid eyes on.

We cooked baby potatoes and roasted parsnips, carrots, onions, and squash to go with the steaks. We deglazed the pan with some mushrooms and let the beef rest before plating up.

It was delicious. Even I, who don't really like beef, must admit that is was amazing.

But I also must add that the roasted vegetables were the best part of the meal.


Kevin, Sonya, Claire & Max said...

We love beef! It is our favorite thing to eat (steaks not burgers). We BBQ or grill it in the oven and cook medium rare. It is lovely. We eat it with garlic, or A1 or jalapeno pepper jelly.

Jayme said...

A box of beef! Hilarious! I have to admit, your veggies do look gorgeous. I'm sure the steak was great too, but I LOVE roasted parsnips!

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