Spaghetti with creamed spinach and steak

Spaghetti with creamed spinach and eye fillet steak

I carb loaded today, so I figured why not have some more with some spaghetti.

I have great workmates. One friend made croissants yesterday (she’s a butter fiend), and she gave me one fresh out of the oven this morning. Another friend made coconut ice which is one of my all-time favourite confectionaries.

Yes, I’m spoilt.

Songlines coffee with homemade Croissant and homemade Coconut ice

Ingredients

  • Spaghetti
  • Spinach leaves
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Cream
  • Leftover sous vide eye fillet steak (thinly sliced)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Leftover caramelised onions
Spaghetti and creamed spinach with leftover eye fillet steak and caramelised onions

Instructions

  • Cook the spaghetti in boiling water for 7 minutes.
  • Drain the spaghetti and rinse with cold water.
  • Put some olive oil in a cold skillet and turn the heat on to a low setting.
  • Add some sliced garlic to the oil and allow it to cook and release its flavour into the warm oil.
  • Add in the spaghetti and begin to warm it up with the caramelised onions.
  • Toss in the spinach leaves and allow the leaves to wilt.
  • Mix through a couple of teaspoons of dijon mustard and some cream.
  • Add in the sliced steak and some cherry tomatoes and keep cooking until the meat is warm.
Spaghetti and creamed spinach with leftover eye fillet steak and caramelised onions

Spaghetti, creamed spinach, and eye fillet steak

For the first time in many years rather than buying Asian pasta, I bought some European pasta.

Spaghetti with leftover eye fillet steak with spinach, rocket, garlic, dijon mustard, cream, and cherry tomatoes

A simple meal tonight. I need to finish the leftover steak from last week. I also have some spinach left to finish too.

It’s an easy enough meal.

I boiled some water and cooked the spaghetti. After rinsing and draining the spaghetti I out it into a frying pan with some olive oil and butter and tossed it around a bit before adding in the spinach leaves to wilt. Add to the frying pan a dash of cream and a teaspoon of mustard for flavour and Bob’s your uncle. All I needed to do was toss through the thinly sliced steak, and dinner was ready.

Spaghetti with leftover eye fillet steak with spinach, rocket, garlic, dijon mustard, cream, 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 Â°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

Oven-baked pork sausages, cauliflower, peas, and cherry tomatoes

ManFlu has hit me hard. I stayed home and worked from home while I produced and expelled copious amounts of mucus from my nose and mouth as I sneezed, coughed and cleared my nasal passages of virus-laden mucus.

I’ve consumed analgesics, oral decongestants, intranasal decongestants, and sugar in the form of chocolate.

I couldn’t be bothered sharing how I cooked my meals today. Suffice to say when I have a fever I believe in feeding a fever.

Spam, eggs, and spinach

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Spam, spam, spam, spam, wonderful spam

Photograph of Baked spam with steamed eggs and wilted spinach. Gary Lum.
Baked spam with steamed eggs and wilted spinach

Here’s the how to YouTube video  

Have you seen and heard the wonderful Monty Python’s Flying Circus sketch on spam?

Here is the live version

Here is the original soundtrack

Tonight I went with spam, egg, and spinach

Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach

Sunday lunch. Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach.

Photograph of Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach. Gary Lum.
Pan-fried Vegemite Spam, cherry tomatoes, melted cheese, and wilted spinach

In a chat with a friend on Facebook earlier this morning there was mention of Spam and different varieties of Spam. I mentioned that I’d like to see Vegemite Spam.

I cut a slice of Spam and gently and with great love fried it in a frypan until the outside surface had changed colour a little. I set it aside to cool and rest. When the surface of the Spam was cool, I smeared on a little Vegemite. I put some spinach leaves and halved cherry tomatoes into the frypan plus a small handful of grated cheddar cheese. Atop the cheese I added the slice of fried Vegemite smeared Spam. I cooked this for three minutes with a lid on the frypan. The spinach leaves wilted, the cherry tomatoes softened, and the cheese melted.

I’m sure people in England could do this with marmite or promite. I wonder if people in Hawaii, the Republic of Korea, and Japan (big Spam lovers) would like this dish.

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Steamed egg and wilted spinach

A photo of my steamed egg and wilted spinach after I've broken the yolk and let the oozy yolk run over the spinach.
Gary Lum
Steamed egg and wilted spinach

Saturday breakfast. Steamed egg and wilted spinach.

This is my go to breakfast most days of the week. This dish is protein rich and low in carbohydrates. You can also see I like my Nespresso™ coffee too.

The “how to” YouTube video

Steamed egg and wilted spinach

What’s your go to breakfast?