Tonight we had some steak on the BBQ and I thought I'd make my Gran's Potato Salad. We also had grilled Portabella mushrooms with crumbled blue cheese.
I cook the steak using a great grilling guide I found in Parade magazine. Here is the link in PDF form: http://www.dashrecipes.com/blogs/dashboard/2011/07/ParadeGrillGuide.pdf
My Gran, as I've previously mentioned, was from Austria, so most of our food, whether lunch, dinner, birthday's, picnics etc was made from scratch. Mum gave me this Potato Salad recipe a few years ago and I like it a lot more than the creamy type that most people have. I think this is the more "traditional" one from Australia because it's sour cream and vinegar based.
Gran's Potato Salad
1kg (2lbs) small new potato - boiled, peeled and sliced (I cheat and use 3 tins of sliced new potatoes, bung em in a saucepan and heat until warm.)
4 shallots (green onions) thinly sliced
1/4 cup lite sour cream
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tspn sugar - rounded
salt and pepper to taste
Place potatoes into a large bowl.
Add sour cream, shallots and salt and pepper.
Combine vinegar, water and sugar. Microwave for 20 seconds and pour over potato salad.
Gently mix all ingredients to combine.
Grilled portabella mushrooms
Large portabella mushroom
crumbled blue cheese
Place mushroom on pre-heat BBQ over a medium flame.
Drizzle soy sauce over mushroom...how much depends on you, but don't go overboard.
Cook the mushroom for about 10 minutes, then scatter 2-3 teaspoons of the blue cheese on top and cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
And, this is what it looked like on my plate.
I put English Mustard on my steak, but it would taste great with grilled onions and Eta BBQ Sauce.
Eta BBQ Sauce can only be found online here in the USA, but I've found a way to make it that tastes almost identical and can be made with almost everything in your fridge and pantry. Plus, it's a lot cheaper than buying it and paying for shipping.
Eta BBQ Sauce
Hope you give all of this a go.