Ahh the marks of a well used grill pan.
I love my kitchen.
And have I told you I love to cook?
In full force, it's a mean space-y cooking machine. Which makes me more motivated to take helm and make homemade meals every chance I get.
So when my mom all of a sudden had friends over for dinner, I took the chance to play chef and get the kitchen all dirty and useful. That's when I'm not too lazy to move and just order in.
First, a short trip down the pantry for some accessories.
Then, I prepared my salad for the crab cakes. I make a great honey-balsamic vinaigrette which is super easy to do and can be stored for future use. Just mix some Honey, Mustard, Garlic (about 1-2 cloves), Lemon Juice, Balsamic Cream or Vinegar together til it incorporates well, then slowly drizzle it with some olive oil til it becomes thick while whisking. Season it with sale & pepper and it works great with baby romaine lettuce!
Laying the crabcakes to fry
Nice and browned on each side.
Making Parmesan Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes
I just sliced the baby potatoes in half, mixed in garlic, fresh rosemary, and olive oil, then set it in a pan to roast for 350 degrees with a little bit of water to steam cook the potatoes first. When the water evaporates the potatoes will start absorbing the flavors. Once it browns, I mix the Parmesan cheese and it will just smell fantastic. Don't forget the pepper!
The finished product. YUM!
Then I marinated the Greek Yogurt Chicken and sprinkled it with some Himalayan Pink Salt which I got from the Whitespace Sunday Market.
Cooked the chicken breasts in olive oil.
It smelled so herby and looked great when I turned the breasts around to brown the other side.
The finished product! I didn't cook a lot because... this wasn't really the main dish
Which would be marinated rib-eye steak
I used fresh rosemary, garlic, olive oil and a lot of pepper and let the meat marinate for a bit.
I like steak medium rare, so I only seared on both sides for about 2-3 minutes each.
The genuine look of fear when the steaks started flaming up as I flipped them around.
But it smells SOOOOOOO yummy right after.
Oh, and we were lucky that an aunt gave us a box of Alaskan King Crab Legs. they were MASSIVE! and tasted great with Butter-lemon-Patis mix.
The Dinner Table looked fantastic after. But I couldn't eat a lot since I get sick of the smell after being around it from Prep to Plate.
I ended up munching on the potatoes instead. delicious.
More cooking and recipes coming up soon! Let me know if you want recipes on the other dishes here!