A record of everything my girlfriend makes me make for her
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Seared Meat Loaf and Poultry Seasoned Gnocci
So, this was more of an experiment than anything else. My girl was at a nail-art party on sunday night, so I was at home alone, left to my own devices, and what did I do... I cooked and ended up making mondays lunch. On friday, my girl and I tried out a new restaurant and amongst the limited menu that was full of things with both nuts and peas and other legumes (which I'm allergic to) they had what they called a seared beef loaf. It was extremely light and delicious, and so I wanted to try and recreate that light, but still flavourful meat loaf. Because I was kind of experimenting I don't have a recipe, but I did several things. I separated the eggs and aerated the egg whites separately until they were somewhat stiff. I also added milk and baking soda to the meat mixture. I also added mushrooms and onions that I pre-cooked and flavoured with chinese rose wine and shao shing wine, and other things. And I baked it at a low temperature, covered, in a loaf pan, then unmolded it, and seared the outside on high heat. Overall it was pretty good, but I need to work with it more.