Saturday, February 13, 2010
Success! Tia's recipe worked perfectly. It was relatively easy to prepare, but also contained the right amount of impressive notes - like smashed potatoes and fennel pollen. Here's a few observations and suggestions that can help you make it even better:
1) The fennel pollen on the steak added a nice, intriguing floral aroma but it might be hard to track down. It's not essential - salt and pepper will suffice.
2) The smashed potatoes were the most difficult and time consuming portion of the recipe, but they add to the final presentation. And I also liked the crispy texture. If you're not feeling up to the task, just mash them.