Monday, 13 May 2013

Mexican Cheese Steak Melt

Today I tried out the Mexican Cheese Steak Melt recipe from Rosie (The Londoner) who honestly has one of the best blogs I have ever seen! I made this for myself and my sister, and we both agreed it was so delicious. I will definitely be making this again!


Garlic butter
Sourdough Bread


1.) Heat a griddle pan, when it starts to smoke put in the steak and cook for a couple of minutes on both sides.

2.) Leave the steak to rest.

3.) Get a slice of sourdough bread, cut up the steak in slices then place the steak onto the bread.

4.) Spoon some salsa over the top of the steak pieces, after that add the guacamole and cheese.

5.) Add another slice of sourdough bread to complete the sandwich.  Then heat a frying pan with some garlic butter, and fry your sandwich on each side for 2 minutes.

And there you have it, I recommend this recipe to everyone it's so amazing, if you try it let me know what you think!

Mary Berry's Fish Pie

Ever since watching the Mary Berry story on the BBC, I have been desperate to try out this fish pie recipe. It looked simply sumptuous when Queen Bezza (as I like to call her) was showing how to make it in her own kitchen. For extra flavour I also added some prawns to the pie, which aren't included in the recipe.


75g/3oz butter, plus extra for greasing

1 large onion, roughly chopped

50g/2oz plain flour

570ml/1 pint milk

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp lemon juice

350g/12oz fresh haddock, cut into 1cm/½in pieces

350g /12oz smoked undyed haddock, cut into 1cm/½in pieces

4 hard-boiled free-range eggs, roughly chopped

900g/2lb potatoes, peeled and cut into even-sized pieces

8 tbsp hot milk

50g/2oz butter

Preparation method

1.) Preheat the oven 200C/400F/Gas 6. Grease a shallow 2.5 litre/4½pint dish with butter.

2.) Melt the butter in a pan on a high heat and fry onion for few minutes. Lower the heat, cover and leave to soften for 15 minutes.

3.) Remove the lid and increase the heat to remove any moisture. Sprinkle in the flour and then add the milk gradually, stirring well and allowing the sauce to thicken until all the milk has been added.

4.) Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, add lemon juice and the raw fish and cook for couple of minutes, stirring continuously until the fish has just cooked. Stir in the smoked haddock. Pour the mixture into the buttered dish and leave to cool. Top with the hard-boiled eggs.

5.) For the topping, boil the potatoes in a pan of salted water until tender. Drain, tip the potatoes back into the pan, add milk and butter and mash until lump-free. Use a ricer to get smooth mash. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

6.) Spread the mash over the top of the sauce and fish in the dish and score with a fork.

7.) Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the potato is crisp and golden-brown.

And there you have it the perfect fish pie recipe, I love the fact this fish pie contains egg as well, it just adds the extra bit of flavour, and it works superbly with the fish. I can see why this is a firm favourite in the Berry household. 

Queen Bezza I salute you!