I don’t get store bought roast beef sandwich meat. It’s expensive. It has a funny texture. It’s not very good at all. I’m just not a fan. If you’re looking for a better roast beef sandwich, have an oven, an instant read thermometer and a sharp knife you can do better. Home made roast beef sandwich meat. Like you’d get from an awesome sandwich food truck.
Dhansak is a famous Parsi dish. Little bit of history. The Parsis were from Persia and migrated to India to escape persecution in or around the 10th century. That’s the beauty of history. People move around. They bring their cooking with them. Don’t mean to oversimplify but immigration is good for food. Diversity. Variety. Ideas. Indian restaurant dhansak curry is adapted from the traditional. But lentils and a bit of sweet and sour remain.
Beef and beer stew – carbonnade a la flamande – is all about the beef, the beer and the onions. Browned beef. Caramelized onions. Brown Ale. A little bit sweet from the sugar. A little bit sour from the vinegar. A little bit smoky from the bacon. Everything in balance. Delicious.
There’s something unbelievably satisfying about braised short ribs. Brown them deeply, add some wine, stock and a few aromatics. Stick it in the oven for a couple hours and walk away. Something wonderful happens. Magical. It’s slow food. It’s good food.
I love a good prime rib roast. You know – deeply brown and crispy on the outside. Perfectly cooked the whole way through. No sign of grey meat. That’s the dream. Reverse sear prime rib makes that dream a reality. It’s the exact same as reverse sear steaks but on a bigger scale. A grander scale. And this is how you do it. This is the Serious Eats prime rib recipe. If you want more details that’s where you’ll find them.
Steak with thyme white wine reduction. A nice pan-fried steak perched on a smear of truffled mashed potatoes with a drizzle of thyme infused sauce all around. A dish fit for virtually any occasion. Fine dining at home.