Monday, September 6, 2010

food for a lazy day part 2: dinner

The second dish that I made involved a couple of things that I have been wanting to try for a while know.  For dinner today I made beef brisket with a sweet corn tamales, potatoes, and cole slaw.

I started the brisket this morning by placing it in a slow cooker with potatoes, wine, onions, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary and some beef broth.  After cooking for 8 hours I placed the brisket and potatoes in a hot oven to crisp up the edges.

To make the sweet corn tamales I combined pureed sweet corn with masa harina, butter, salt and a bit of sugar.  I spread the dough on some parchment paper and placed a few slivers of serrano chile in the center before steaming for an hour.  The tamales were salty and sweet like cornbread with added heat from the serrano.

To accompany dinner I made a cole slaw that I dressed in a lime vinaigrette.  I actually saw this in an episode of Aarti Party on Food Network and decided to give it a try.

I was happy with how dinner worked out and how all the components worked together.  There are plenty of leftovers for dinner tomorrow which will make the first day back to work just a bit easier.


  1. Looks delicious! :-) Lee

  2. wow, that's a serious feast. i love doing a mayo-less slaw, feels so much cleaner and lighter. and you need that when you are doing two carbs (potatos and corn) - a meal my boyfriend would love!