Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's a mystery

AB has been the inspiration for some of my best cooking triumphs, remember the meat lovers ice cream, well the chico ice cream was a success. No matter what is plated up there is always praise even though I may sit there and do my best Mary Berry or Manu Fieldel and over critic each element of the dish. "oh it's is verging on a soggy bottom" "mmm butter, but there needs to be more sauce" The only time I knew I had missed the mark and risked being eliminated is when I heard "it's a strong flavour". Really you couldn't buy support like that, although I will be in trouble for writing about it.
I will in the coming weeks bring myself to blog AB's favourite dish, Catfood, it will take some time. Till then he provided this mystery box challenge after I asked him to pick up some meat for dinner.
"what do you want?"
"i dunno surprise me"
"OK...I could make you do a masterchef mystery box?"
"bring it on!"
Pasta south of the border

serves 4-5 and on the table in 30 minutes
Ingredients as above
  • 6 italian sausages
  • 360g oyster blade steak
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1/4 of a pumpkin
  • 200g green beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 bag pasta
  • 1 red chilli*
  • 250ml sour cream*
  • olive oil*
  • bottle of pasata*
*pantry item

  • Add boiling water from the kettle to a boiler with a good dash of salt
  • Put steak and sausages into food processor and mince
  • Dice onion and saute with olive oil in fry pan
  • Add meat to onions
  • Dice pumpkin and add to boiler
  • Add pasta to pumpkin, try to cut pumpkin the same size as pasta or smaller.
  • Add pasatato meat and season
  • Cut green beans into 2cm pieces
  • Drain red kidney beans
  • Just before the pasta is cooked, add green and red beans to sauce.
  • Drain pasta and pumpkin
  • Stir through sour cream, save a bit to garnish
  • Add pasta and sauce to boiler and mix through
  • Serve with dollop of sourcream and sliced chilli
There seems to be way too many steps but it really is just chop, add, cook, eat. Can't wait for the next mystery box, although I know you are all still thinking AB's favourite dish is catfood.


  1. If they think "catfood" is bad wait till you tell em about "vomit"