Monday, November 2, 2009
Not the packet powdered type okie... don't play play... I hand mashed all the 11 potatoes.. till creamy and soft, sweet and salty.. love it... I grew up eating this when other kids ate baby cereal...
Fresh chunks of beef... Chunks of carrots and tomatoes... I was supposed to use tomato paste.. but I couldn't get the one I wanted... so I just make do with the fresh ones...
Pieces of meat are being sauted till medium rare and removed to a separate plate so that I can use this fats from the meat to saute the carrots, onions, tomatoes and brown button mushrooms.
Then place all these ingredients in a pot or casserole (I used non-stick pot as my casserole is not big enough to cook these chunks). Add salt and pepper to taste. I added some herbs to bring out the flavour of this dish too. Pour a whole bottle of red wine (preferably young red) and simmer under slow fire and cook this for 3 to 5 hours. I cooked this at night as I was busy on Saturday night. Hence, I cooked 3 hours the night before and another 2 hours on Sunday morning.