Looks good doesn’t it. It’s not burnt, it’s the pepper coating which with the meat and the sauce was a lovely combination. That was one highlight of the dish, the other was the Jersey Royals. I love waxy salad potatoes and usually buy in some Charlottes on a regular basis but this time of year is the Jersey Royal season. They are a little bit more expensive than regular new potatoes but the texture and taste is second to none. There’s no secret way of cooking them, just boil in salted water for 15 minutes , drain and then toss in salted butter with herbs of your choice. Parsley, Dill, Mint or what I used, Chives. My chives are storming away covered in lovely purple flowers that can be used themselves sprinkled over salads etc. As for the Jersey Royals I usually cook more than I need as both me and Carol just keep going back for more. I could just eat a plate of them alone.
For the sauce for two you need
2 Tbs Dijon Mustard
1 Tbs Wholegrain Mustard
Half glass of white wine
4 Tbs Cream or Creme Fraiche
Just put the lot in a small pan and reduce a little to a nice saucy consistency.
The Kangaroo was one of Lidl’s special offers. £3.99 for 300g. Ok you cannot guarantee the shape or amount of steaks you get but that’s up to you to sort out, I did get two even dishes out of 4 different shaped steaks. I have no ideas what part of the animal it is but I can vouch for it’s mild beefy flavour and tender texture. All I had to do was coat in a lot of ground black pepper and then fry on both sides for 3 minutes and rest a little.
I had some fine beans to hand so that was my veg sorted but honestly, if I had pre cooked potatoes, I could cook this live on Saturday Kitchen, telling stories of wild abandon and promoting this blog site and maybe my absent blogger’s new film, Go With God, of which I was too busy to do the catering, or too expensive, I can’t remember which but I did create some props. My conscience is clear now Frank.
This I hope Olly Smith or as I call him, Incrediboy from The Incredibles would do his film and suggest a nice spicy Pinotage or Shiraz but eventually go for a Tempranillo like we did.
Then they could pass the dish along to guest Carol Kirkbride the weather girl and I could then beat Marcus Wareing at the omelette challenge. A perfect day or what.
Oh, sorry, I seem to have wandered off there. Dreaming of Carol’s warm front I think. Yes that was my wife Carol I was thinking of……… ahem.
You really must take advantage of these different meats that are around. They are incredible value and give fillet steak a very good run for it’s money.