Middle-Eastern Steak Sandwiches with Moorish Potato Salad

I made these for dinner a couple of weeks ago. I had a couple of cos lettuces from mum’s garden and a bunch of cucumbers from my trip to the market to use. It makes me feel like a domesticated housewife when I decide meals based on ‘what we’ve got to use up’, but it makes sense really and I’m sure that’s how it works in commercial kitchens too. Anyway, I settled on a middle eastern style turkish bread sandwich with thinly sliced minute steaks, natural yoghurt and caramelised onions.

The potato salad was a recipe I spotted in a magazine by Chef Matt Stone who operates the Greenhouse restaurant in the inner-city, which is a very hip, eco-friendly and decidedly alternative restaurant which has been receiving lots of buzz lately. The recipe looked good and it kind of paired with the steak sandwich idea, so I decided to do both. It’s sort of got a burger and fries vibe I guess.

The sandwiches were goooood! I ended up using sour cream instead of yoghurt but I think either would work well. The onions really made it. The potato salad was also delicious, but I have to admit the last thing I wanted after working through that sandwich was more carbs. The potato salad was good for lunch the next day though with leftover sour cream.

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Creamy Pizza With Bacon, Mushrooms and Onion

I came across this blog with an interesting looking pizza recipe so I decided to try something like it. I am a huge fan of homemade pizza because they always seem to taste better than anything you can buy and you get to choose exactly what you want on it. I have never made pizza with a creamy base before so I was curious how it would turn out. Plus anything with bacon and caramelized onions has to be good. That’s a fact.

As well as the bacon and onion I also felt like using mushrooms, feta and a few rocket leaves. I used ricotta and sour cream in the sauce which I think worked really well and the overall sensation was quite light and tasty with just enough flavour from the toppings.

I made the pizza bases as well and they came out lovely. Thin, with crispy edges and a nice bready texture.

How to make them (with pictures)

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