#farahcooks : One of Those Family Dinners

#farahcooks is back at it again!

I was having a stressful week and I was in a dire need for a good night in. I just wanted to stay in while enjoying a good food. And the best way to do it is, of course, with my family. So I planned a small family dinner and thought of cooking the classic Steak & Frites because you can never go wrong with Steak & Frites. I mean, who is in his right mind to not enjoy Steak & Frites?! My dad is a fan of steak but he insisted on salmon instead. Oh well, more reasons for me to cook extra dishes!

So I went to the grocery shop and I tell you this, De’Market provides the best raw norwegian salmon ever I swallowed my saliva just by looking at it, raw. The grass-fed beef are no different. They are just so beautiful. Note that if you ever see me in a grocery shop, I’d be the one who jumps up and down at every section and every isle.

First thing first, I started “making” the frites. Okay I have a confession to make and I want to apologize in advance for being a disgrace to the kitchen but I bought a frozen fries to make the frites! I didn’t have the time to do the potatoes and I promise I will never do it again.

After fighting with my inner-chef (pun intended), I made the Caesar Salad. My sister was in charge for the croutons while I was trying my best to not finish them. Croutons are seriously addictive!

After the side dishes were done, I started cooking the steak and I learnt it the best way how, Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course. I seasoned the steak heavily with salt and pepper before searing them in my skillet for 10 mins on both sides. My mom is never a fan of medium steak doneness and she always wants it well-done. So I had to be a good daughter that I am and cooked it the way she likes it. Otherwise, I’d have to hear it from her for the next 10 days. While they were on the skillet, I threw in crushed garlic cloves, butter and thyme. I kept on bathing the steak and at this point, I just didn’t want to take my eyes off them because they looked uh-mazing. I left them to rest after being so beautifully-seared while prepping the ingredients for my dad’s salmon.

For the salmon, I just seared it on the skillet and made lemon butter sauce to pair with it. It is the easiest and quickest recipe ever and it tastes good. The recipe is from Syd Marshal and if you screwed it up, I really don’t know what to say.

This, for me, was a good night in. I live for nights like this-serving and having a good family dinner.

Until then.

Yours truly.

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