That’s what Nat said when I asked what she wanted me to cook for her birthday dinner. Not a ringing endorsement. And I understand why – history is not on my side. For the record I’ve copied the photo of the last dish I was trying to emulate from Cuisine. Below is the recipe. Please feel free to cook this and show me how you got on. I wasn’t that successful. My cooking attempts often don’t look like the photo.
Which got me thinking about designing, when I never follow a recipe. I never try to recreate a look. Perhaps because I’m hopeless with cushions and I never know where to place the pomegranate….. Or perhaps because my design is (unfortunately) more like a smorgasbord – with a bit of everything. I like to think there is a coherent theme/story – I could be wrong.
Or perhaps because it’s true that I am good with leftovers – be it in the kitchen – or the rest of the house. I like to work with what I’ve got. But I also like to create something I’ve never seen before – something original (of course Austin Kleon would say nothing is original). Let’s just make it tasty :-)
For the steak and asparagus
80g panko breadcrumbs
30g (large handful curly parsley, finely chopped
1 loosely packed cup mint, finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
4 tablespoons olive oil