Thursday, August 5, 2010

Guest Post: LadyRaven with Steak and Mushroom Pasta

As I have mentioned, while I'm away on holiday, some of my lovely blog and twitter friends have offered to guest post for me! Blown away by this amazing offer, I've given them pretty much free reign to write what they like, and just LOOK at what they've come up with!

Here's LadyRaven from Add to Taste with something amazing, just for you. Take it away!

I have been hosting guest posts for 4 weeks and I get endless joy from them. I cannot explain the joy of asking someone for a post and them agreeing to do one. So when polkadotcupcake asked for people to volunteer for guest posts while she is away, I jumped at the chance to "pay it forward"

I looked at what I had planned and what I had done and not posted, then considered the weather and some other things, then I remembered how much polkadotcupcake loves improvising in the kitchen and I had my winning dish. 

I love going to the shop with the intention of buying "something" to make for lunch then coming home and throwing together a meal. I love it even more when the meal turns out to be delicious too and that is what happened with this dish.

My partner and I were busy baking the whole day and the idea of eating something sweet didn’t fly well with us. At the shop we picked up a beautiful piece of shin, some mushrooms and dill and created a creamy pasta dish to warm our bellies, cleanse our palates and give us the strength we needed to ice the
"dead hello kitty" cake.

What you need: 
1 shin steak (or any other cut you like) 
1 punnet of mushrooms (chopped) 
1 onion 
fresh dill (to taste) 
1 tsp smoked paprika 
50ml of cream or 1 tin evaporated milk 
olive oil 
Salt and pepper (to taste) 
Pasta of choice

What to do:
  1. Season the meat and grill on a high heat to your preferred level of "doneness". Set it aside. Set the pasta to cook to al dente. Do not drain it.
  2. In a pan, sauté the onions until they start to brown then add the paprika and the mushrooms.
  3. While the mushrooms are cooking slice up the meat and when the mushrooms are cooked, add it to the pan.
  4. Pour in the cream/evaporated milk and let it simmer for a minute or 2 and then add the dill. Let it simmer for another minute.
  5. Add the cooked past to the pan insuring that a bit of the cooking water goes in with it. Stir a few times and take it off the heat.
  6. Serve garnished with a sprig of dill, and enjoy!
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  1. Love it! I would never have guess to use shin.

  2. This sounds really delicious and something new to try. Thank you for sharing this.



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