November 22, 2012

Meat, Potatoes & a Reduction

Dinner. It consisted of pan seared strip steak and mashed white sweet potatoes with a rich red wine and balsamic vinegar reduction. We had salad on the side and a small glass of blueberry/banana smoothie! I think we got all the food groups covered! 

Now I know, I know, the potatoes aren't white. But I can tell you that they WERE white before I cooked and mashed them. I guess they just oxidize to a beautiful granny smith colour? No idea- all I added was a couple pats of salted butter, dash of chicken broth and a pinch of sea salt. I kind of like the added colour and the contrast of the sauce, don't you?

The sauce was 50/50 red wine and balsamic along with whatever steak drippings/juice added in and reduced about 50%. I added sugar, salt and/or more vinegar to taste then strained it. To finish it off, I added a tablespoon of cold butter and swirled it in then I just drizzled it on my steak, the mash, plate and licked it off my fingers after dragging it through the bottom of the sauce pan. Yum!



I like that last picture. It makes me hungry.

1 comment:

  1. Those mashed taters almost look like pistachio gelato...

    Fuck, now I'm hungry. DAMNIT. I should know better than to look at your blog at 3:00am.

    ReplyDelete

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