August 29, 2019

Dinner at Karim's Aug 30, 2019

So this is the first post... and dinner wasn't really all that much to talk about. None the less, it was yummy. So here goes:

The menu

Asian Sesame Country Style Ribs Paired with olive oil / salt roasted broccoli and stroganoff noodles

This dish is takes about 40 minutes to prepare and is easy (taking advantage of some pre-packaged stuff.

The recipe


  • 1-2 lbs of Country Ribs (can be beef or pork)
  • 1 head of fresh Broccoli
  • 1 Package of Essential Every Day Stroganoff Pasta Side dish (This just happens to be the one I choose, substitute whatever pasta side dish you like)
  • You'll need 1½ cups ½ a cup (120ml) of milk and 1 teaspoon of butter for the above mentioned package.
  • Asian Toasted Sesame dressing / marinade (I chose the Signature Select brand)
  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (I chose Crystal Farms)
  • Dried parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse Kosher or Sea Salt


Immediately start your oven pre-heating to 185F (85CC). While that's getting going, put your ribs in a small dish (like a cake or pie dish) and add a generous portion of the Asian Toasted Sesame dressing on... then let it sit aside for a few minutes.

Next Cut your broccoli in 'largish' stalks and arrange in a pie dish. Drizzle Olive oil over the heads and sprinkle salt over the heads where you've drizzled the oil.

Put your ribs in the oven now, even if the oven isn't pre-heated yet. Don't put the broccoli in.

Following the directions on the stroganoff package, in a pot, boil the ½ cup of milk, water and butter. Add the package and turn down to a simmer.

Give it 5-7 minutes for the noodles to tenderize and take it off the heat. The sauce will thicken as it stands.

At this point, your ribs should be in the oven just under 10 minutes. Give it about 5 more then put your broccoli in. Give it another 12 minutes and check to make sure your meat is cooked through.


Place a portion of meat on the plate and drizzle with some fresh marinade. The arrange several broccoli heads next to the meat along with a scoop of the pasta. The pasta package claimed there were only two portions but there was enough for both of my kids and I will a little left over.

Sprinkle some Parmesan on both the broccoli and the stroganoff.

Sprinkle some parsley on both the meat and the pasta.

Serve and enjoy!