Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs with sweet potato and kale sprouts

Check out the full recipe over at Yummy Lummy.

Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs with sweet potato and kale sprouts
Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs with sweet potato and kale sprouts

Ingredients

  • Slow cooker Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs
  • Beef short ribs
  • Bundaberg DIET sarsaparilla
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Leeks
  • CSR golden syrup
  • Garlic
  • Sweet potato
  • Frozen McCain sweet potato cross trax
  • Kale sprouts

Instructions

Slow cooker Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs

  • Hone your Dick boning knife with a steel.
  • With a Dick boning knife slice beef short ribs between the rib bones.
  • Slice the leeks.
  • Quarter the onion.
  • Punch the knob of garlic with your fist to loosen the cloves and remove all the ‘paper’ and stab the cloves.
  • In the slow cooker vessel (I’m using a Fast Slow Cooker) put the individual beef short rib pieces on the bottom.
  • Pour in two 375 mL bottles of Bundaberg DIET sarsaparilla.
  • Squirt a good load of CSR golden syrup over the fat of the beef short ribs.
  • Add in the onion, leeks, garlic cloves, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Seal the Fast Slow Cooker and set the timer for 8 hours.
  • After the 8 hours, lift the ribs out of the cooking vessel and set aside in a tray and keep the ribs warm.
  • Start pondering if you’ll set aside two of the ribs for later in the week or whether you’ll be the human macrophage you are and just eat all three ribs. I mean most of the weight is in the bone and there really isn’t that much muscle and fat attached to each rib. So really, as a single bloke whose going to know you ate all three ribs?
  • Strain the fluid in the cooking vessel with a sieve and pour the liquor into a saucepan and bring to a boil and simmer to reduce the liquid to a thicker consistency to form a gravy.

Sweet potato

  • Turn the oven on to 200 °C and heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the McCain sweet potato cross trax from the freezer and add some to a mixing bowl and season with some iodised salt and dried Italian herbs.
  • Spread the sweet potato on a lined baking sheet.
  • Put in the oven for 10 minutes and then turn them over for another 10 minutes.

Kale sprouts

  • In a mixing bowl slash a little olive oil on the kale sprouts and season with some iodised salt.
  • During the last 10 minutes of the Sweet potato cook, add the kale sprouts to the baking sheet.

Plating up bit

  • Okay, so you’ve decided not to set aside any of the ribs so the thing to do is stack the ribs and then put the sweet potato and kale sprouts next to the ribs.
  • Spoon some of the gravy over the ribs.
Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs with sweet potato and kale sprouts
Bundaberg sarsaparilla beef short ribs with sweet potato and kale sprouts

Provolone piccante, salami and pepperoni grilled cheese toastie

#covidlife #workfromhome

My Italian friend, GC, has again hit a six. She uses provolone cheese on her toasties (also known as grilled cheese sandwich for North American readers). GC recommended I combine the cheese with some spicy cured meats. I’ve never tried provolone as far as I know. I went to the Belco markets and found some provolone piccante at the deli. GC explained the piccante has more bite than the dolce. Indeed, this cheese is bitey. I like it. This is a fantastic sandwich. I highly recommend it. Thanks, GC 🤤😃👍

This working from home gig on Fridays is going well. 

Provolone piccante, spicy salami and pepperoni with pane di casa.
Provolone piccante, spicy salami and pepperoni with pane di casa.
Continue reading “Provolone piccante, salami and pepperoni grilled cheese toastie”

Iron-clad oven-cooked pork belly with crispy crackling, frozen greens, onion, strawberry jam, and cherry tomatoes

I had another good day at work. I love that I work with great people. I still had some things to work on from home so I needed something that I could just put in the oven while I worked.

Iron-clad oven-cooked pork belly with crispy crackling, frozen greens, onion, strawberry jam, and cherry tomatoes
Iron-clad oven-cooked pork belly with crispy crackling, frozen greens, onion, strawberry jam, and cherry tomatoes
Continue reading “Iron-clad oven-cooked pork belly with crispy crackling, frozen greens, onion, strawberry jam, and cherry tomatoes”

Oven-baked salmon with coconut creamed spinach and coriander

It’s Monday so that means salmon. Tonight I did something a little different and a little fancy 🤪

Oven-baked salmon with coconut creamed spinach and coriander

Ingredients

  • Queensland nut oil
  • Small onion, finely chopped
  • Crushed garlic
  • Crushed ginger
  • Curry powder
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Strawberry jam
  • Coconut cream
  • Salmon
  • Coriander leaves, stems and roots

Instructions

  • Heat a toaster oven to about 200 °C.
  • Pat the skin of the salmon dry and season it with iodised salt.
  • Put the salmon on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • In a skillet add some Queensland nut oil and heat the skillet.
  • Add the onion and then the garlic and ginger.
  • Add the curry powder and stir until the onion is soft and the garlic and ginger become fragrant.
  • Add the spinach and stir until the spinach wilts.
  • Add a teaspoon of strawberry jam for some sweetness.
  • Add the coconut cream and increase the heat to boil the coconut cream.
  • Simmer on a lower heat for 2 minutes while the flavours blend.
  • Serve everything on a plate and garnish with coriander.
Oven-baked salmon with coconut creamed spinach and coriander

Coles southern fried chicken and homemade coleslaw grilled cheese sandwich

#covidlife #workfromhome

Doing teleconferences from home today.

This sandwich is the bomb. I mentioned this as an option last night when I cooked a piece of Coles southern fried chicken thigh.

Coles southern fried chicken and homemade coleslaw grilled cheese sandwich
Continue reading “Coles southern fried chicken and homemade coleslaw grilled cheese sandwich”

Coles southern fried chicken with homemade coleslaw and kewpie mayonnaise

The full recipe and description can be found at Yummy Lummy. I post it here because Facebook still refuses to let me post from Yummy Lummy.

Coles southern fried chicken thigh pieces
Continue reading “Coles southern fried chicken with homemade coleslaw and kewpie mayonnaise”

Leftover refrigerated pizza dough with ham, bocconcini, ham, and Kalamata olives

A blogger friend reckons if I leave pizza dough in my refrigerator for a week or more it will sour and the pizza base will have a sourdough-like taste. So this is an experiment. I am enjoying this pizza dough venture 😃🤤 I’m grateful to my friend GC for getting me on to it.

What I didn’t expect was how much gas was formed by the yeast as it fermented carbohydrates. If I remember my chemistry it should be carbon dioxide so I’m sorry for contributing to a little more CO2 in the atmosphere.

Pizza dough bubble after a week in the refrigerator
Pizza dough bubble after a week in the refrigerator

When I pierced the bag, there was definitely yeasty goodness feelings as I could smell the yeast. I don’t know that the pizza base tasted any different. It was nice and crisp and I really enjoyed it. This was a mighty fine pizza.

Continue reading “Leftover refrigerated pizza dough with ham, bocconcini, ham, and Kalamata olives”

Leftover lamb and noodle Thai red curry with kale sprouts and cherry tomatoes

I had a good but busy day at work. I needed something quick, easy, and tasty.

Leftover lamb and noodle Thai red curry with kale sprouts and cherry tomatoes
Leftover lamb and noodle Thai red curry with kale sprouts and cherry tomatoes
Continue reading “Leftover lamb and noodle Thai red curry with kale sprouts and cherry tomatoes”

Oven-cooked salmon and steamed vegetables

It’s Monday so that means salmon. Tonight I cooked it along with some vegetables in the oven after I gave them a quick ‘steam’ using microwave radiation.

Oven-cooked salmon and steamed vegetables with kewpie mayonnaise
Oven-cooked salmon and steamed vegetables with kewpie mayonnaise
Continue reading “Oven-cooked salmon and steamed vegetables”