Easy little carbonade, with early Autumn market’s basket…

DSC09310-001DSC09292-001

The inspiration is the Belgian dish carbonade flamande, a beef stew with dark beer. It’s hugely adapted to my local ingredients. I had that alcohol free beer to finish and some frozen beef meat leftover. And season’s produce waiting to be cooked. All that took us away from the rich original Winter dish, but that’s ideal for now as weather is hot (versus sooo hot before).

2013-09-171

I’ve started by pan-frying a sliced onion till they get a golden color. Added beef thinly cut (2/3 defrost), a chunk of kurozato black sugar, thyme, a little fresh ginger, a piece of dry chili pepper and 2/3 of a can of beer (alcohol free). Covered. Let 15 minutes on low heat. The meat is so thin that it cuts very quickly.

2013-09-172

I’ve added croutons made of toasted abura age (fried tofu pockets) with mustard spread on it, a little water, salt, pepper. Let 15 more minutes.

DSC09301-001

Served with more croutons and thyme on top. And I had veggies :

DSC09265-001

Small long satsuma imo sweet potatoes.

DSC09284-001

I steamed them with kabocha pumpkin and small potatoes.

DSC09275-001

Freshly boiled black edamame.

DSC09287-001

DSC09283-001

DSC09308-001

DSC09312-001

One thought on “Easy little carbonade, with early Autumn market’s basket…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s