Yesterday I had guests. I put some food together, in order to recover. Not that I hadn’t cooked where I went, but home is home and, plus, I need some time to get used to the geography of my own kitchen again. To be more precise, I needed time, because I handled this issue yesterday.
I used four pieces of scruff (one per person) which I took out of the fridge one hour before starting cooking, making sure the muscle unwinds. I used a big handful of small and firm champignon mushrooms.
After I removed the meat from the skillet, I put in it the whole mushrooms, the grossly chopped onion and the carrot cut in an angle, to obtain a larger surface of the slices. A larger surface involves greater exposure to heat and shorter cooking time. I added to the skillet a cup of water and a set the temperature to high. For 8-10 minutes.
I added the pepper paste, I put the meat over the vegetables and I kept the skillet on the stove, with the lid on, for another 5-6 minutes.
This is for those of you who are fasting: potatoes boiled in skin, then baked with salt and pepper, next to baked cherry tomatoes, all splashed with sunflower seed oil.
Something like this:
When it was done, we ate, we splashed it with Bordeaux wine and we emptied the bottle of pineau that Remus gave us (thank you, Remus :)).