Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Fresh Start

Well hello blog world! It's so good to see you again.

Whilst living in a house containing four college students, it has become fairly common and convenient(though less cost efficient) to find ourselves frequenting local fast food* shops and spending our hard earned $$$. So, after a long/heated/food filled discussion, we decided cooking for one another every night or so could remedy this.

Leading to: TOO MANY COOKS!!!!!!!! YAY! CELEBRATION!
Here's the skinny: We need recipes. All kinds and sorts and variations. And that's where YOU come in. We hope to update this blog, AT THE VERY LEAST, once a week with fresh and tasty dishes that any ol' student with hunger pangs can prepare. This blog is intended for universal use and we are really hoping you use it! If you'd like to contribute to the blog (we really wish you would) shoot us an email/text/instant messsssssssage. Any way you want to contact us really. And we'll send you the log in info for the blog so we can get cookin'!

That being said, here's our first contribution:

We had these tasty morsels earlier this evening. Kind of the inspiration for the blog.

JAPANESE BEEF ROLLS

Ingredients:


4-8 Thinly sliced beef sirloin steaks (one for every person joining you for dinner)
Bottle of your favorite teriyaki sauce
Bottle of Mongolian fire oil (optional, for those of you who like to spice it up)
A bundle or more stalks of asparagus
2 or more Red Peppers (sliced thin and vertical)
2-3 cups sliced white mushrooms (totally your call, less or more is fine)
1-2 cups quartered artichoke hearts (canned is fine)
Stick of butter (cold)
2 or more green chiles (optional, once again for those who like to spice it up)
Skewers (wooden or non)
1-2 Casserole dishes

All of our ingredients were found at Smith's, the local grocery store


Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Coat the bottom of your casserole dish with teriyaki sauce and Mongolian fire oil liberally

Vegetable prep- wash and vertically slice red peppers and green chiles, then cut about 1 inch off of the bottom of the asparagus stalks

Meat Prep- take your favorite seasoning salt (we used Kirkland's Seasoning salt) and rub into into both sides of your sirloin

Lay out the meat so that is can be filled and rolled

In each piece of sirloin place 1 asparagus stalk, 1 slice of red pepper, 1 slice of green chile, about 5 slices of mushroom, 2 artichoke hearts, and a thin square of butter (sliced off of the stick) into the center of the sirloin

Take one end of the sirloin and wrap it over the veggies to meet the other end. This should create a roll

Put a skewer through the roll to hold it together and repeat the process until all of your sirloins are filled

Place them side by side in the casserole dish, take any extra veggies and place around the outside of the sirloin rolls and top it all off with teriyaki sauce liberally. Place in the oven to cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the sirloin is cooked to your liking.

These rolls are a meal in itself, however it would be nice to serve them over a plate of white rice. Its all up to you.

From start to finish this took us about 45 minutes of work in the kitchen, but if you really know what you're doing I think you could finish this in about 30.



When ours were ready to hit the heat, they looked like this. MMMMMMMM!



Viola! A tasty beefy veggie dish made with love






-Adam, Lei, Caleb, and Jameson

*Jameson does not eat at nor condone any sort of fast food. Ever.

2 comments:

  1. That looks amazing you guys!!!

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  2. lei when you said you guys were cooking i didn't realize it was everything super yummy and delicious!!

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