Entries tagged red wine

March 17th, 2012

Steak Frites

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I kind of overdid it with the jus, but it was pretty great anyway. This was my first attempt at cooking steak on our new(ish) griddle — so much better than in a regular pan… I’m getting pretty good at oven frites. The important thing is to use a really hot oven, and to par-boil […]

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June 25th, 2011

Beef and mushroom casserole (with extra gravy)

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I felt like making a beef casserole this weekend. I can’t count the number of times and variations on this theme that I’ve cooked in my life, but (if I do say so myself) this one is particularly good. Tip #1 for great casserole: chuck steak. Don’t buy that “super lean diced beef” from the […]

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May 1st, 2011

Rich onion gravy for roast beef

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Home again, in Australia, in my own kitchen. Time for some roast beef and gravy! I started by caramelising onions using a “quick” method – instead of cooking them over low heat for a long time (as you normally would to caramelise onions), I cooked them over high heat, stirring constantly, adding a splash of […]

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October 2nd, 2010

Spaghetti with eggplant sauce

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Made this one a while ago, but forgot to post it…

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September 22nd, 2010

Spaghetti and meatballs

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We saw The Hayloft Project’s re-imagining of Thyestes last week, which was excellent. They managed to take an old Greek tragedy (Greek tragedy being all about dramatic irony), and through some very clever scripting and staging made it even more ironic than the original. I mention it here because it included a very memorable scene involving […]

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