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    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Argentine Steak-More Food for Winter

    I have no idea why dish this was named Argentine Steak...but once again it came from the tried and true "Triple Tested" Cook Book...A favourite Cookbook from the 60's and 70s for those of us that lived in Wellington and Environs, during that time 
    Perfect for a dinner party
    Simple, cheap and better still... best prepared the night before
    A young Mothers' Dream Party Meal

    I have resurrected it for this Winter
    Got thumbs up from my guests
    1.5 Kg Blade steak 
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 Tablespoons Flour
    1 tsp curry powder
    1 tsp ground ginger

    1 glass port
    1 glass tomato sauce
    1/2 glass vinegar
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    Juice and zest of 1 lemon
    1 clove garlic crushed with a some sea salt

    Cup Grated cheese
    Chopped bacon (3 rashers)

    Handful Pitted Prunes

    Parsley, finely chopped

    Cut Steak into 2 in pieces
    Place on flat oven proof dish 13” x 9” / 350 x 240 mm
    Mix sugar, flour, ginger and curry powder
    Massage into meat
    Pour over Port, tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire. lemon juice and rind
    Plus grated  cheese and chopped bacon
    You can prepare the dish ahead and leave overnight in the fridge ( recommended )
    Pre-heat oven 175C
    Cover with tinfoil
    Bake for  1 hour
    Add prunes
     Bake for another hour
    Garnish with some finely chopped parsley
    Serve with Potato Mash and Garlicy Green beans

    For the beans
    Top and tail the beans
    Blanch in salted boiling water for just 2 mins
    Drain and run under cold water to cool
    Put aside till you need them

    In another pan add 1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed with a little sea salt
    Zest of 1 lemon

    Heat gently over medium heat, don't brown the garlic, it will get bitter
    Add cooked green beans
    Toss over medium heat till they are heated through

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