Monday, 16 February 2009

Weekend Dinner

Over the weekend, we had some special guests over for dinner. It was an impromptu Valentine's date.

I bought some lovely pieces of Rib Eye Steak, its meat so marbled and tender. I didn't do much for the marinate, just some TLC: a rosemary and garlic massage, a drizzle of olive oil and a touch of salt and pepper.

Chuck them on a cast iron griddle and sizzle!

Our guests made this lovely salad of mixed lettuce and craisins, with shaved parmesan and a light and refreshing honey mustard vinaigrette.

This is my hubby's all time favourite: Golden roasted potato wedges, again with very simple flavours: rosemary and garlic.

Dinner is served with a side of eggplant parmigiana. This was a quick throw together. I had some leftover bolognaise sauce from the previous night's dinner. So I just thickly sliced some baby eggplants, put them under the grill with some olive oil and mixed dried herbs. When they're cooked through, I layered them in a baking dish with the sauce and baked in the oven topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. This was my first attempt and I'm loving it.

Dinner is complete with freshly baked white bread.

Pulled apart, all soft, warm and gooey.

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Wandernut said...

Wah.... salivates!

I love rosemary and garlic with anything!

Grace said...

MMmmm... me too! I still have garlicky breath till today! How's your little pot of rosemary by the windowsill?

maggie said...

wow Grace, you are really good at this cooking thing. I don't think i can ever pull things out and try out new recipes like you.. haha.. looks really yummy!

Grace Lee said...

OMG, you make your own bread!! WOMAN!!!