Friday, August 19, 2011

Growl...what to feed a red meat eater

WCM's dear dear friend Andrea and her hunky Brazilian-god boyfriend Fabio are coming to visit this weekend. As we mentioned on Monday, WCM has never been much for vegetarianism. Some of my friends have experimented over the years but I have held fast to my carnivorous principals. So when I asked Andrea this morning what kinds of food she and Fabs like to eat, I was very very pleased when she responded "he eats meat. red meat!"

Now, this response definitely pleased me but the Muses know many friends who prefer to eat vegetarian or who tend to stick to chicken and fish if they do eat meat. So, what does a good host feed a red meat eater? Well, besides meat on a sword. There is a huge range of places you could go with this from super simple meatloaf to fancy pants beef wellington. Remember, beef is not the only red meat option - consider lamb and venison.

Go Simple

Paula Deen's Old-fashioned Meat Loaf

Slow-cooker Asian Short Ribs via Real Simple

Cook's Illustrated Steak Tacos with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions

Go Luxe

Steak with hazelnut picada and wilted escarole

Seared Rib Eye with crushed walnut potatoes, baby arugula, and balsamic fig reduction from our all time fave Top Chef contestant, Angelo Sosa

Robert Del Grande's Coffee Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Go Lamb or Venison

Venison Wellington with caramelised shallots and sour cream dressing

Barbecued Leg of Lamb with almond and mint sauce

Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder with roast vegetables

And this has nothing to do with red meat but check out this delicious looking blueberry tart we found on Gourmet Traveller. That would be the perfect ending to a meat heavy dinner.

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