We had a haste trip to Baguio City last Friday and because it’s an emergency (ouch!) trip, we have no time to roam around. Shall I say, I am too emotional to go about the city. But, I managed to squeeze in a little market rendezvous.
Though, I got only few because at 6 in the morning, Baguio City market is still yawning. Vendors were still starting to open their stores and vegetables were just starting to be wheeled in.
Here’s my little veggie loots:
Fresh mushrooms, cucumbers for five pesos^_^, broccolis and ice lettuces. I really don’t know why they call it ice lettuce, thought they were called Romaine Lettuce…What do you think? I was looking for “real lettuces”, but, I said, maybe I was too early, fresh vegetables were just arriving.
And, here’s the broccoli the next day we return home…
I got half a kilo of beef loin in the freezer and also found half pack of Knorr Cream of Mushroom in the pantry. I try not to cook beef because as I always said, I m not into beef recipes. Beef usually turns to rubber when I cooked it. Luckily, I the beef turned out to be edible.
WHAT I DID?
-marinade the beef in Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper
-meanwhile, mix a spoonful of olive oil and few drops of lemon with the broccoli and microwave for 2 minutes at high temp.
-remove the broccoli in the microwave and transfer it to a bowl of iced water. Let stand for a while.
-saute the beef in oil or butter (I used butter) for three minutes.
-dissolved the cream of mushrooms in half a cup of water, then slowly whisked in to the sauteed beef.
-simmer no more than 10 minutes.
-add the broccoli. And, it’s a ready meal.
-Broccoli’s rich in Vitamin C and said to contain anti-cancer compounds.
-Heat reduces the potency of the anti-cancer compound in broccoli. Steaming is best when preparing broccoli.
-After steaming, placing the broccoli in iced water will make it more crunchier and the broccoli more greener. I have watched that in Food Network.
And, I thought beef’s not my thing…
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