Thursday, December 30, 2010

Martins & LazyCook cooked some serious fillet on Weber

Here we are again, after I don’t know how many weeks, on a beautiful winter night, out at our crazy garden with our much-loved friends Tracey & Garth and our family, braiing a whole 1 kg organic tenderloin steak on Weber..(well the steak which Trace had ordered before and marinated and Garth and LazyCook cooked together on weber). 

1kg fillet on weber!
As appetizer we had the ribs (bought as frozen from Spinneys) and boerwurs grilled on Weber and a crispy green salad with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Then, the real deal – 1kg whole fillet steak slowly roasted on Weber. The key to the process was to stack the coals on the both sides of the grill and keep the space in the middle for the dripping tray and whole potatoes wrapped in foil (we keep forgetting them before, finally we remembered to put them on time) Then we put the whole fillet on the grill and closed the lid with vents open. Steak was roasted in half an hour. Although Weber did not need any help from us, we never left him alone, poking and turning every five minutes, brushing with extra marinade. The result was amazing!! Even the well-done part which normally becomes dry and tough was juicy and tender.

As dessert we had our usual cheats dessert inspired by Jamie Oliver: Ice cream (any flavor but preferably vanilla, although I prefer Belgian chocolate) on top of crumbled ginger biscuits with berry sauce (different kinds of berries simply boiled in water with some sugar and couple of drops of lemon juice). You can add some fresh strawberries on top as well. Original recipe requires orange juice sauce with oranges (see the recipe).

Such a perfect night!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

To Lalala Manager and Nixi from Mrs. and Miss LazyCook with Love

for a lifetime of happiness
This morning me and the Miss LazyCook Jr went into the kitchen with all the ingredients and equipments we bought the other day to make colorful mini and heart-shaped cupcakes (first time in our lives!) for our amazing dearest family Asli (aka Hotel Lalala Manager) and Eren (aka Nixi) for their most important day tomorrow in San Francisco. 

We love you, we miss you terribly and we wish we were there when you say "I do". But we're happy that our other LazyCook is there with you and we look forward to seeing you very very soon....

we're ready to make colorful cupcakes first time ever!
muffins and colorful icing are ready
our cupcakes not so perfect but they taste great!
we love u..