What I suffer in produce prices up here I will make up for by eating at home more. A lot more.
Much as I cheer for Yellowknife, it is decidedly lacking many good options for dining out (with a couple exceptions). Mind you, Vancouver is a hard act to follow, as Raul will attest. But I digress. The point is:
I will be eating at home, a lot more.
Thank goodness for Chef at Home, Canada’s own Michael Smith. Like Rachel Ray but with a more authentic kitchen, he manages to make gourmet cooking look easy.
Take his blue-cheese encrusted filet mignon :
Does this not look gorgeous? (forgive my indiscretion, vegetarians. And one of these days I’ll join the cause).
If i have it straight it’s as easy as this:
1. Sear the steaks, after salting and peppering them. Remove from pan.
2. In food processor, blend equal sizes of blue cheese, hunk of bread (torn up) and butter.
3. Put blue cheese mixture on top of steaks and put in hot oven (8 minutes or so?)
Tres easy, oui? Even I could handle that.
Readers: I’m looking for sites/videos/tv shows that give ideas on simple-yet-gourmet recipes. Fast though please, and not too many exotic ingredients (I live in Yellowknife). Suggestions?
ps: photo credit: adactio. And adactio, keep posting pictures like that and I’m coming over, wherever you are.