Hi everyone! Sorry for being MIA for a while, I didn’t have a kitchen and didn’t want to just bore you with my thoughts and other boring things :).
For my first meal back I wanted to cook something really hearty. I’ve been eating out of a microwave a lot so a steak and potato had been my craving for a while. But while steak is always a great option sometimes it is a little boring so I researched how to make steaks more interesting. Which brought me to steak crusts! In my search I found an awesome one with dijon mustard, garlic, parmesean cheese and other delicious treats by Chef Michael Chiarello. And while his seemed awesome it seemed like a lot of ingredients that I just didn’t have. So here’s my altered version.
- 8 garlic cloves
- 2 tsps of crushed dried thyme
- 2 tbsps of dijon mustard
- handfuls of 3 cheese blend, fontina, asiago and parmesan
Cooking: In a small pan, toast the garlic in olive oil, approx. 7-10 mins. Flip once.
Mash the garlic, you can use a fork, chop it up or use a motar and pestle.
Season both sides of your steak with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. On a cast iron skillet heated to medium cook each side of your steak for 5-6 mins. How long you cook it is going to depend on the thickness of your steak.
Once cooked on both sides, slather the garlic/mustard mix then top with a good portion of cheese.
*My helper tried to add goldfish crackers…don’t add the goldfish.
- 1 bunch of carrots
- 1/2 avocado
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp of red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp of butter (melted)
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
- salt and pepper
Cooking: Heat oven to 375. Finley chop the garlic, mix with butter, oliveoil, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper. Cover carrots with the mixture.
- 2 russet potatoes
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Toppings: mexican shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, salt and pepper, butter (use all, some or none)
Cooking: Heat oven to 375 Scrub the potatoes then with a fork poke holes in the potato. Over wil olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook for 60-75 mins, depending on how crispy you want the skin. Once cooked break skin with a fork and add cheese. Let rest then add any additional toppings you may have.