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Archive for December, 2017

Deconstructed Carpetbagger Fillet

2 x 200 g fillet steaks
125 ml cream
1 tin smoked oysters
Two knobs of butter
1 Tbs olive oil
30 ml finely chopped parsley
Good quality barbeque basting sauce

1 Heat the butter and oil in a pan and fry the steaks on high heat, only turning the steaks once for each side, until cooked medium rare.
2 Add a little barbeque basting sauce to the steaks, and coat both sides, then remove the steaks from the pan, and allow to rest.
3 Add the cream and smoked oysters to the pan, and another knob of butter. Allow the sauce to thicken, and then drizzle over the steaks, presenting the oysters on top, and decorate with chopped parsley.

Serves two.

Serve with a side salad and crispy potato wedges.

DIY Firelighters

You will need:
Used tea bags
Glass bottle

1. Dry the used tea bags completely
2. Put them into a glass bottle
3. Fill the bottle with paraffin

These home made recycled tea bag fire lighters burn far longer than the commercial ones.

Disclaimer: Remember that paraffin is highly flammable, so please use with caution!