So my dad brought home some steaks today, and I decided to go crazy..the end result was ... well... crazy (in a good way).
I don't know if this has been tried before, but I'll share regardless. Here is what you need.
- 2 large steaks
- Chili peppers (green) (1 is more than enough)
- 1 onion
- 2 table spoons of chopped mushrooms (they're canned here)
- A pinch of cinnamon
- A pinch of ground sumac
- 2 ground cloves of garlic (less or more, depends on how you like it)
- Chopped up thyme (I usually chop up like, 4 or 5 small leaves, a tiny amount that gives just the right taste)
- 2 tea spoons of mustard
- A pinch of salt
- 1 lemon
I always found cooking meat/chicken in butter way more taste-friendly than oil is.
You put the steaks aside, and the butter aside. You chop up about half a chili pepper into small circles (upon frying, I didn't find this making the steak spicy, just gave it a nice taste), chop the onions into circles, squeeze in the lemon, and add in everything else as is, and just mix them up with a spoon.
Start frying the steak in the butter. Wait about 1 minute on each side of the steak (frying) then add the mixture on top. Leave it for about 3-4 minutes, then flip the steaks over. You should wait until the steaks become somewhat scorched/crispy, which coincides with the mixture turning to a darker color. Serve the steaks, and collect the mixture from the frying pan, and put it besides the steak. I eat the steak, and with it I eat a bit of the mixture, which has plenty of taste, and what damn good taste it is. Someone should try this and give me an honest opinion.
Nektu, I really don't know how to exactly make most Lebanese foods. My aunt however, she makes heaven through her food. She makes this salad like it's nobody's fucking business. We also have our local salad, called Tabbouleh. It has diced tomato, parsley (and a lot of it) some ingredient, the name of which in English I do not know, diced onions, with lime, salt, pepper, and all those shenanigans. I'll try and get the recipe for you, it's awesome, especially when you put it in raw cabbage and eat it. Just great.
Ground Beef: 1 kilo
Chopped onions: 1/2 kilo
Slices of olives: 200 grams
Sugar: too pinches
Cumin: a soup spoon
Boiled eggs (in pieces): 6
You fry lightly the onions, then you add the meat, the sugar, the cumin and salt until is cooked, take it off the fire, add the olives and the eggs, take a spoon of the preparation and put it on a "tapa de empanada" and then you rim/fold the edge... like in the picture:
then you can bake them or fry (in grease is better imo) them as you like
here are some finished empanadas:
That looks a lot like a Lebanese recipe.
Anyway, my friend was over last night, and we had some chicken escalope, so I decided to mix up a sauce, and it came out just fucking heavenly. I don't know the exact exact amount added for each of the following ingredients, but I'll try to approximate.
1 1/2 big spoon of mayonnaise
2 big spoons of ketchup
1 1/2 big spoon of mustard
1 or 2 tea spoons of honey, depending on how sweet you want it to be
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of dried thyme with sesame (they sell this here in Lebanon, as a mixture of both, it's very popular here in Lebanon, as you can eat it alone with olive oil, or mix it with tons of stuff as a part of local recipes)