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Char Grilled Mexican ‘Stir-Fry’

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Last night I whipped up a very simple and delicious dish that is packed with flavour. I call it my Char Grilled Mexican ‘Stir-fry’.

I started by preparing my veg, cutting to size and drizzling with olive oil. Yellow and Green Capsicum, Spanish Onion, Tomatoe and Sugar Loaf Cabbage.

When cutting the onion and cabbage I was sure to keep the stalk end intact and cut length wise to prevent the wedges falling apart on the grill.

I then char grilled the veg on a HOT BBQ until smokey, blackened and just tender. Around 6-8mins a side.

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Next the rump steak was seasoned with salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, Mexican chilli powder, ground cumin and ground coriander then seared on the BBQ for 3 mins a side and allowed to rest while I chopped the veg into ‘stir-fry’ lengths.

Finally I added the chopped veg, meat juices and thinly sliced beef to a hot pan and tossed all together with ground cumin and coriander, smoked paprika, chilli powder, garlic, salt and pepper, juice of one lime and a little more olive oil. All the seasonings can be adjusted to taste.

I wasn’t sure how grilled cabbage would go but I’ve gotta say it was AMAZING!!! So sweet and smoky. I can’t wait to grill loads more cabbage on the barbie this summer.

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A Bit on the Side

Made this the other evening to accompany some beef and just had to share the recipe.

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Bacon & Butter Braised Cabbage
So simple and delicious. Start by cooking 100gm diced bacon in a little olive oil until nearly crispy. Next add one diced brown onion until browned and caramelized. Then simply add 50gm butter, half a head of cabbage shredded, cracked black pepper and a splash of water. Stir to combine, cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

I’m looking forward to trying this new favorite with many different dishes in the future!