Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bistro @ Home

Here are a few ideas for creating your very own bistro style meal that isn't expensive, and with the addition of a bottle of wine, u could happily serve it for a dinner party.

My preference would be to serve it up on a platter in the middle of the table, but u could dish it up on individual plates too.

bunch of fresh beetroots, cleaned well
coupla brown onions
head of garlic
2 medium potatoes, diced into small cubes
100ml water or vegie stock
good supermarket or butcher shop snags, such as bratwursts, or other spicy snagsies
fresh or dried herbs such as thyme
drizzle of olive oil
sea salt/cracked black pepper
side salad
crusty bread

in a roasting pan, bake the beetroots, onions, garlic and potatoes for 25 minutes in olive oil, salt/pepper and herbs, with foil covering the pan, or use a lid. set the oven to 180-200deg C. put a bit of water or stock in to help steaming
after 25minutes, chuck the sausages in and bake for a further 10 minutes, covered
take the lid off the pan and crank the oven up to brown everything for 10 minutes
serve on a platter

Zucchini slice
2 or 3 zucchinis
6 eggs
1/2 cup self raising flour
salt pepper
1/2 tsp baking powder
sift flour and baking powder into a bowl
whisk eggs together with salt and pepper
grate the zucchinis and add to the flour
add eggs and mix together
bake in a moderate oven, 180 deg C for 20 minutes or until browned

simple zucchini slice, side dish

baked meat and veg leftovers, pan juices were mopped up with the bread

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