Awesome lunch with my friend Peter for my birthday at Hanks on Church at Front Street in Toronto. It was delicious! Normally wouldn’t eat that type of meal but after all it was my special day so I threw caution to the wind and enjoyed it thoroughly. Definite recommend.
Montreal Smoked Brisket Sandwich – my sandwich
Shaved brisket (also known as smoked meat), dijon mustard, creamy red cabbage coleslaw, swiss cheese on a toasted ciabatta
Hank’s Burger – Peters lunch
8 oz of Ontario beef dressed with green onion mayo, lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, a crispy onion ring, sautéed mushrooms and swiss cheese on a sesame seed bun.
We ordered half fries and half salad just to be good. Yes I did go to the gym that afternoon! Nuff said!
As many of you who read this blog will have figured out by now, I love sharing food with friends. It is one of my favourite things to do.
This time the sharing took place with my friends and neighbours just a couple of doors over. Zannat (who writes a great blog I follow “food 4 happiness“), made steamed collard greens with garlic – of course anything made with garlic in my books has to be good. I brought over leftover BBQ brisket and sweet potato and cauliflower mash. The great thing about brisket is, it is always better the next day or even two days after. Below is how I made the potato mash. See the beef brisket link above for the brisket recipe.
Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Mash – perfect comfort food
1 potato per person
1 handful of cauliflower pieces per person
Boil or steam both the above ingredients till soft enough to mash (you may need to drain them well so mash is not too watery)
Combine both in a bowl and add a spoonful or two of yogurt and a handful of grated old cheddar cheese (yes that is the secret ingredient!)
I use a hand mixer to really blend the ingredients well. Mix till fluffy and there are no lumps.