Date Night – Surf & Turf – Homemade Icecream Sandwich

Making Hubby one of his favourite meals tonight Steak, chips, Onion Rings and griddled vine tomatoes with Peppercorn Sauce.


I have a couple of King Prawns that need using in the freezer


so it’s now Surf and Turf 😇


As a special addition, our wild garlic has come through in the garden, so I have washed, chopped and sautéed some with the prawns – this hasthe most amazing taste.

Not going to bore you with how to cook steak and chips, my top tips for steak are –

1. Get the pan or griddle really hot
2. Oil the meat, only use salt to season after its cooked
3. Leave to rest before serving

I make my own Peppercorn Sauce in (you’ve guessed it) the Thermomix, into the bowl add a teaspoon of green peppercorns, and whizz at speed 10 for 10 seconds, then in goes a large peeled banana shallot, a peeled clove of garlic, blitz on speed 4 for 10-15 seconds, scrape down the bowl and add 20g butter – cook for 4 minutes, varoma heat speed reverse 1.

Scrape down bowl and add 30ml brandy and cook again for another 3 minutes, varoma heat reverse speed 1.


Add 200ml of beef stock and cook at heat 100, reverse speed 1 for 7 minutes.

Add 50ml of double cream, season and Mix for a few seconds on reverse – then it’s a just taste and adjust till it ‘right’ add a little more cream if too thick.

Dinner is served……


For pud, I am making Icecream sandwiches, the Salted Caramel and Homemade Fudge Icecream, I made yesterday.


barely any calories 🤣


The Chocolate chip cookie recipe is Here it is for the Thermomix, but can easily be made in a mixer or by hand – I chill the mix in the fridge wrapping it in cling film in a fat sausage,


then slice into discs – cook for approx 10-12 minutes at 180.


Mine are quiet large, as they are for a ‘sandwich’ you can, of course make them smaller, just adjust the cooking time.


Once the cookies are cool, I take a big blob of Icecream and sandwich between 2 cookies – simple 😇

Pudding 😋






Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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