Instead of making a stir fry today, I decided to try some fusion with my grill pan. I grilled some minute steaks, bittergourd, and made an awesome sauce to wrap it all together.
I grilled the steaks with just salt and pepper.. nothing special there. The bittergourd – after slicing, I bunked it all in a mixing bowl, added about 2-3 tbsp of oil, some cumin, some garlic granules & some garam masala. Rubbed it all in with my hands, and laid it all out on my Andrew James grill pan.
The sauce was very fusiony and quite special. I’ve never made anything like this before so it was purely experimental and adjusted to taste. I started with just the juice of 1 lime, a tbsp of crispy prawn chilli sauce, and about 1 tbsp of butter. The final product included some gravy granules, 1 tbsp of quince jelly, the watery juice from the defrosted steaks, a bit of salt, soy sauce – and the final addition which really made it – MAYONNAISE! What a weird combination eh? But you know what.. it WORKED! The whole meal put together really truly worked and I will not hesitate to make it again. Probably with better quality steak next time, but not much other changes.
When I thought this up on my way home from work… I was thinking – this is either going to be very very good, or very very bad. It ended up being very very good, which gives me a bit of a confidence boost, which i sorta need right now. Life is good, all is well, but an existential-crisis-panic-attack a couple of days ago has knocked me down a little and I gotta to spend this week climbing back up!! Well good food definitely helps! And blogging makes me fell productive (even though it really doesn’t achieve anything at all….. ) so double yay for this evening! =)