Monday, March 1, 2010

Quick Lunch

I promise I won't do this again. I need someone to man the camera while I'm cooking, or you all will miss out on a bunch of things going on. The static view is just not good enough. So bare with me as I find my stride and slowly dissolve my stage fright ;-)

So in case you're curious what's going on in that video, here's some back up.
I wanted to show you how quick and easy (FeelGoodEating at ist's best) you can make something without a whole bunch of ingredients.

Fennel salad. Thinly slice the fennel, toss in a bowl with some evoo, salt, lemon juice and fresh basil. Experiment with your fresh herbs, you can use mint, cilantro, marjoram, oregano etc. Each herb will effect the salad a bit differently and create a distinct taste.

I marinated some grass fed eye of round in rice vinegar. It breaks down a tougher cut of meat nicely and imparts a unique flavor, especially when combined with some toasted sesame oil for cooking. Cut the eye of round thin and in bite sized pieces. In some butter saute onion and garlic, add the meat, and add some toasted sesame oil.
Hope you enjoyed the video anywho...

11 comments:

Shanna said...

Except that I can't see the food you're prepping, I like this view better. Maybe because there is less camera movement than the last? You've probably thought of this but you can buy tripods that let you raise them way up high and then you could aim the camera back down to you and your prep area.
Looks great!

Shanna said...

p.s. One of my favorite parts of cooking shows on television is the part where the cook eats the food they've prepped and then give a description of the flavors. No idea why but it always makes me want to make the food that much more!!

Andy's Blog said...

I think your previous video you mentioned not over cooking the garlic. I suspect I do that too often.

w/re to the onions. I'm assuming you were not going for carmalization on them.

Does rice vinegar break things down more than other vinegars?

What's also amazing is that everything was done in less than 5 minutes!

Natalie said...

Fabulous! I've had fennel in restaurants but never tried to prepare it at home...feeling motivated. You had me at "nice" and "refreshing".

Marc said...

Shanna,
That is great feedback!!

And I will be doing some eating and talking...i like that idea a lot. Thank you.

Andy,
Yup 5 minutes. And super tasty.
No carmalization on the onions...in these types of recipes that act more like a veggie (still a bit crunchy)

I have found that the rice vinegar actually breaks the meat down slower...so if you keep the meat in the fridge for 2-3 days..it's still ok. It really creates a great flavor. you can do it with chicken also.

As to garlic (I will do a vid on garlic soon) don't let it brown. I really changed the flavor of many of my recipes by getting the garlic right.

Marc

Marc said...

Natalie,

Fennel is a great salad in the heat...try it. Let me know what you think. Make sure to slice nice and thin.

"You had me at niceand refreshing" You know...I always really really liked that movie.

Marc

Natalie said...

Marc~

We had the fennel and beef for dinner last night and it was, in a word, fabulous. I added fresh green peas in the pod to the plate (I'd marinated some ribeye...boy, was that tender!) to round it out and between the crunch and the exciting flavors, well, it all disappeared. Thank you!

Marc said...

Natalie,

Wonderful!!!
I'm sure you have plenty of acces to fresh mint where you are...
try the fennel salad with mint. Delicious!
Thanks for the feedback.

Marc

Naomi said...

Hello Marc,

It's been a long time since I visited your blog, and now I see you on video! It's awesome :)

Groetjes, Naomi

Marc said...

Hi Naomi,

I will fix your link now.
Thanks for being back ;-)
Hope all is well with you.
Groetjes vanuit Naples.

Marc

Naomi said...

Thanks Marc, It's good to be back. All is well, very good lately actually. How are things in Naples?
It's because I was working on my links pages that I finally found my way back here. There are so many paleo blogs out there now. I always thought it was just you me and a couple others back then, but I guess that changed!