Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Recipe Review Trisha Yearwood's Beef Stir-Fry from Food Network Magazine

Happy Day it is Recipe Review Time!

I had just received my new Food Network Magazine and I couldn't wait to try a new recipe.
I selected my recipe and gathered my ingredients.
I decided to go with.....

Trisha Yearwood's Beef Stir-Fry 
1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut into 4-inch-long pieces, then cut against the grain into 1/4-inch-thick slices
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (1 to 2 limes)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
6 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 pound snow peas or green beans
1 12 -ounce can baby corn, drained
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)


Season the steak with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, chile pepper, sugar and lime juice until the sugar is dissolved. Add the beef, toss to coat and set aside.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil until shimmering, about 1 minute. Add the beef and cook, stirring, until cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside. Allow the liquid in the pan to reduce until thickened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and scallions and cook 1 minute more. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Add the snow peas, baby corn and bell pepper and continue cooking until all the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Return the beef to the skillet and toss to combine.

This, my friends,  is a serrano chile pepper.
I had no idea what it was.  I had to google it at the grocery store to find out what it looked like:-)  
It is there on top of the lime and the green onions.

 Now, what do I do with it???  I found a video on Youtube that helped.
I did not do a perfect job but I got the job done:-)
Prepped all my ingredients.
I like to get that complete before the cooking begins.

Cooked the beef and then slowly added the rest of the ingredients as the recipe directed.
 Erica came over to try it out.  We served it over rice with a glass of red wine.

This was really good.  I would give it an 8.5/10 on my cooking scale.  Yes, I would make it again.
The rice adds a nice touch.
If you try it let me know what you think.
Happy Eating!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Coffee and OJ on Cereal??? Oh My!

I was reading Food Network this week and came across a blurb about cereal.  This little tidbit was on what some folks put in their cereal.  For me, it has always been milk, plain and simple.  Nice cold milk poured over your favorite cereal.  But, not everyone thinks alike.

According to the magazine 13% pour coffee over their cereal and 12% enjoy orange juice.  I don't fit in either of those categories.
That got me thinking if there are any other cereal oddities out there.  Let's consult Google.
Ice cubes in the cereal to make it colder is very common.
Almond milk rather then cows milk
Apple juice
Red Wine
Egg Nog
Diet coke
I am not tempted to try any of them.  I will stick with my 2% milk.  I do like to soak my toast in my cereal.  Soggy and delicious.  Some would call that an oddity:-)
Now I am in the mood for some cereal. Oh no I am out of milk...
I could put some wine in my cereal or water.  No.  I will wait.  I am going to the grocery store today and will have milk on my list.
What do you put on your cereal?
Happy Eating!