Doesn't look like much, but this is the dinner cooking, today to my faithful bloggers I am cooking a treat, the whole meal is for 4 people yet I only spent about a fiver (that's 5 pounds or around 10 dollars) to make it yet each dish would easily sell for 17 pounds in a restaurant (that's 34 Usd).
At the same time I provided a balanced meal, in which you will get carbs (potatoes) roughage & vitamins (vegetables) and also protein with added omega oils (Tuna steak), ideal for someone trying to sustain or loose weight.
- 4 tuna steaks (I purchased frozen ones, cheaper
- 1 onion
- 1/2 large fresh chili (de-seeded and white veins removed)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 piece of fresh ginger (the size of a garlic clove)
- 2 soup spoons of olive oil
- new potatoes (enough for four people)
- 3 large carrots
- 300grs round green beans (I got frozen ones)
- 3 spring onions
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 desert spoon of paprika
- 2 bay leafs
- 2 soup spoons of butter
Meanwhile you can start preparing the rest, wash the new potatoes, and put them in a pan boiling until just cooked but still firm, make sure that when putting them in the pan the larger potatoes are cut in half so they all cook equally and at the same time.
While they cooking more prep can be done, mince the garlic and the ginger, also finally slice the chili piece and after halving the onion thinly slice this one too. In a pan put in the two spoons of olive oil and once hot put in the bay leafs, chili, garlic, ginger and onion, let these cook for about 3 minutes, then add the 2 spoons of butter and let them cook for one minute more, then move them to one side so that you can place the steaks in the pan, once they all in pull the onion mixture over them and cover the pan with a lid on the lowest heat let it cook for about 20 minutes.
once the potatoes cooked drain them and place them in a tray, and drizzle a little olive oil over them and dust them with salt and black pepper, placing them in the oven preheated 200c, and let them cook for about 20 minutes.
On another pan with boiling water place the frozen beans and the carrots pealed and cut in half and each half cut into six parts length ways, they should be cooked in 20 minutes too.
The spring onions cut a two inch piece from the root side and cut from the opposite side to the root a cross into the two inches piece put a little water in a glass a couple of ice cubes place the pieces of spring onion there and they will open into a flower. The rest of the spring onion thinly slice and add half to the cooking steaks five minutes before they finished cooking and keep the other half for decoration.
See the pictures bellow to how arrange the dish, or do it your own way: