Slow cooked beef, speck and hot and spicy spam is not something you will find in a lot of cook books. As far as I can see it’s not in my Spam cookbook.
This weekend I got the slow cooker out and loaded it with some ‘casserole’ beef, speck and some leftover hot and spicy spam along with with celery, carrot and onion. I did this video to practice some video editing in Adobe Photoshop.
- Casserole beef from Coles
- Speck from Coles delicatessen
- Spam (hot and spicy)
- Celery (3 stalks) finely chopped
- Carrot (1) diced
- Onion (½) diced
- Red wine (1 cup)
- Beef stock (1 litre)
- Sugar snap peas
- Frozen peas
- Dried mixed herbs
- Ginger marmalade (1 tablespoon)
- Plain flour
- Dice the vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) and meat
- Coat the meat in flour
- Brown off the meat in some olive oil in a frying pan and then soften the vegetables (onions, carrot and celery) in the frying pan.
- Add everything that has been browned or softened to the slow cooker
- Deglase the frying pan with a cup of red wine and pour the wine into the slow cooker
- Add the stock, ginger marmalade, some salt and pepper plus the dried herbs.
- Turn on the slow cooker and cook for 6 hours
- Drain the solids and keep the liquid for reducing to a sauce
- Aliquot into microwave safe containers for lunch at work
- Steam some sugar snap peas, peas and broccoli
- Plate up the meal
- Shoot a photograph
- Eat the meal
- Wash the dishes
- Write the recipe
- Blog (Verb)
I’m trying to teach myself some Adobe Photoshop skills. I video recorded some of my preparation and edited it in Photoshop. You can watch it here. It’s not very interesting and displays that I need to improve my knife skills. I also need to learn more about transitions and making a logo and adding in audio. Oh well, I will try to get better.
Monday link love
These links are from today’s shared posts on the Canberra Food Blogger’s Facebook Group.
- Liz | In my kitchen April 2016 | http://www.bizzylizzysgoodthings.com/blog/in-my-kitchen-april-2016
- Michele | Copper chimney, West Row Canberra | https://fineeating.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/copper-chimney-west-row-canberra-city-more-winning-dishes/
- Erin | Golden spiced hot chocolate | https://dreamingofalmonds.com/2016/04/10/recipe-golden-spiced-hot-chocolate/
- Elissa | Easy sushi together | http://fivebeansfood.com/2016/04/08/the-easy-way-to-enjoy-sushi-together-temaki-hand-rolled-sushi/
- Anna | Kep, the crab capital of Cambodia | http://shenannagans.com/kep-the-crab-capital-of-cambodia/
- Serina | $5 Friday pesto | https://msfrugalears.com/2016/04/08/5-friday-pesto/
- Shari | Super light cheesecake | http://goodfoodweek.com.au/2016/04/recipe-super-light-cheesecake/
- Bec | February and March 2016 | http://www.inexplicablewanderlust.com/february-march-2016/
I hope you’ve had a great Monday
This is a photograph I shot yesterday. I thought I’d share it because I like it.
Disclaimer and a note on mass and energy
I have no culinary training nor qualifications. This post is not intended to convey any health or medical advice. If you have any health concerns about anything you read, please contact your registered medical practitioner.
For recipe posts the quantities are indicative. Feel free to vary the quantities to suit your taste.
I deliberately do not calculate energy for dishes. I deliberately default to 500 Calories or 500,000 calories because I do not make these calculations.