Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dad's Does Disney with a Twist

One of the Dad's Roadhouse team (me, the silent partner) went to Walt Disney World in Florida at the end of October for a work related conference. I can't think of a better place to go to for a conference. You might or might know that the silent partner was bit by The Mouse in 2003 and looks for every excuse know to The Mouse to return at least annually.

With that we have decided to add a new feature to this blog -Dad's Does Disney with a Twist - featuring Disney created recipes with Dad's Roadhouse substitutions for some ingredients. We hope you will like this addition!

This recipes comes from 'Ohana in Disney's Polynesian Resort. This was the first restaurant we ate at in 2003. We have fond memories of the lights dimming so the guest could see the fireworks over Cinderella's Castle while dining. We also have fun memories of the night. We captured on film a then 7 years old Jonathan dropping a gummy worm into Uncle Dickie's soft drink. We only guessed how that gummy worm slithered into the soft drink.

Meat Marinade White
from 'Ohana, Polynesian

2 tbs garlic, minced
¼ cup malt vinegar
¼ cup lemon juice
3 dashes tabasco - we use Dad's Roadhouse Jamaican Jerk Hot Sauce
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp cracked black pepper
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 cup olive oil

Place all of the ingredients except the oil in a food processor. Slowly add the oil to the food processor to form an emulsion. Reserve half of the marinade for later use. Marinate the meat for two to three days in the refrigerator. Strain the reserved marinade and use to baste the meat during the cooking process.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shepard's Pie

Shepard's Pie

I was looking for a hearty way to get some veggies into the supper.  I thought about it and decided to make Shepard's Pie.  Using a simple recipe, I browned a pound of ground beef with some garlic.  I boiled about 6 potatoes until they were soft.  I intentionally left the skins on the potatoes to give them a more rustic feel.  When cooked, I used a mixer along with some butter, milk and a few chives to make the mashed potatoes. 

Placing the ground beef into the bottom of a large casserole dish, I added a 1 pound bag of mixed frozen veggies on top of the beef.  Liberally adding some black pepper and a touch of salt I then placed the mashed potatoes on top.  Covering the dish, I placed the dish into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. 

Consider using a steak sauce as your condiment on the plate and enjoy.