Photos by MJ Klein Food Photos!
After the fire was lit, I put the food on. I cooked US beef calf muscles (2 packs) with the usual stew vegetables, a ton of garlic, cilantro and basil. Top coals are a very important aspect so as you can see, I have a second fire going. While I’m browning the beef and the onions, the second fire is burning down.
And the guests had arrived. Left to right, clockwise, it’s Rich, Andres, Karen (hidden behind Andres), Su (Hui-chen’s high school friend), Hui-chen, Becky (at the far right edge) and Jerry. Hui-chen is dishing out the beef from the Dutch oven. You can see that we already have a load of Thai food on the table.
This is a closeup of the Dutch oven dish. The basil darkened from being baked by the top coals, and you can see that the vegetables have a baked look to them too. The beef turned out butter soft. You could cut it with chopsticks.
We hope you can join us next time!