St. Patrick's Day Dinner
My original plan for last night's dinner was either a beef or lamb stew with Guinness or some sort of baked chicken with a Guinness marinade. Someone mentioned to me that a local store had stewing beef on sale for a really low price and that it was 'buy one package, get one free', so I headed there to see what I could find. Once I had a look at the meat section, I soon changed my mind. The stewing beef was indeed on sale, but it was so incredibly fatty that there was no way I was buying it. I think it was a good thing I didn't buy it though because on further inspection of the sale flyer, I found out that beef tenderloin was also on sale and was also 'buy one package, get one free'! I jumped at this and bought some lovely steaks. I also picked up a Savoy cabbage because I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the meal somehow. Here's how the meal went...
I chopped up the Savoy cabbage and placed it in the steamer basket atop my rice cooker (which I filled with Jasmine brown rice, a glug of extra virgin olive oil, water, salt and 2 tbsp. sambal oelek
Seasoned the steaks with salt and pepper and seared them in a very hot cast iron skillet
Took some shiitake mushrooms
Cut them into thin slices
Removed the steaks from the pan and into a hot oven to finish cooking, then sautéed some sliced onions, scraping up the tasty bits from the bottom of the pan.
Added the mushrooms and some chopped garlic (maybe 4 or 5 cloves) and sautéed until everything was softened
Poured in about 1/2 cup of Guinness (and added some salt and pepper)
I love how creamy and rich the Guinness looks!
Sautéed the mixture until the Guinness had evaporated
Once the rice was done, I mixed it with the steamed cabbage
Served the steak atop the rice/cabbage mixture, with the sautéed mushroom/onion/garlic mixture draped over top.