• Tara

What to Feed Your Parents When You Want Something Expensive From Them

Not trying this recipe would be a BIG MISSED STEAK 🥩 *ba dum tss* 🥁

If you have African parents, then you know that everything has a price: a new phone, laptop, car, even a big birthday party and we, as children, pay the price in full- especially when it comes to hitting those high academic targets they set for you!! But other times all we have to offer, in exchange for a new gadget, is our undying love.

When all you have to give is love, put it in a meal 💕

Parents, like steaks, need to be buttered. And if you want them to spend big bucks on you, then you'll have to add extra butter and baste; thoroughly!! The street term for this action is "kuwalamba." That is where this meal comes in, it'll not only butter them up real nice, it'll also make them feel special.

For the steak...

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 45 - 60 minutes

Serves: 5


Ingredients

  • 2kgs of rump steak

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons of cooking oil

  • 3 tablespoons of butter

  • 9 garlic cloves (smashed)

  • 9 sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • 9 sprigs of fresh thyme

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 95 ̊ C.

2.Generously season all sides of the steaks with salt and pepper. Try to match your generosity with the one you're hoping to get from your parents after they taste your food.

3.Transfer to wire rack on top of a baking sheet then bake for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how well you want your steak to be.

4. In a pan, heat the cooking oil until smoking. Take the steaks out of the oven put them in the pan (as many as can fit) and sear each side for 30 seconds, then flip.

5. Add the butter, 3 garlic cloves, 3 sprigs of the herbs to the pan and swirl until butter melts.

6. Transfer the garlic and the herbs on top of the steak and baste the steak with the butter, using a large spoon.

7. Baste for about 30 seconds then flip and baste the other side for about 15 seconds.

8. Repeat this process for all the steaks, and replace the herbs and garlic with each interval.

9. Rest the steaks on the wire rack for about 10 minutes. If you don't let it rest, there will be juices everywhere once you cut into it, and that's not cute.


For the potatoes...

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Serves: 5


Ingredients

  • 15 regular potatoes- peeled

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 4 garlic cloves- minced

  • 2 tablespoons of flour

  • 2 cups of milk

  • 2 teaspoons of salt

  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊ C

  2. Peel the potatoes, cut them across and align them in a baking dish.

  3. In a small pot, melt the butter and fry the garlic until it turns brown. Add the flour, salt and pepper. Whisk until there are no lumps.

  4. Slowly add the milk while whisking to make sure the mixture is smooth.

  5. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.

  6. Pour the sauce on top of the potatoes and bake for an hour until the top is golden brown

For the salad...

Prep time: 10 minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 lettuce

  • 8 slices of collar bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 2 avocados, diced

  • Honey mustard sauce for salad dressing

Directions

  1. Cut the lettuce, bacon and avocados.

  2. Combine all the aliments in a large bowl and toss with honey mustard as a salad dressing.

AND BOOOM...

After your parents have this meal, they'll be feeling so pampered that it'll be very hard for them to say 'no' to you.


To all things tasty,

- T