Courgette Fries served with a Juicy Ribeye Steak and an Aldi Carbon Neutral 80 Acres Shiraz Viognier

Steak with Courgette Fries – Saturday Night Supper with a glass of Wakefield 80 Acres Carbon Neutral 80 Acres Shiraz Viognier wine from Aldi.

We love Steak and Chips, but in line with my new way of eating, spuds are off the menu 😞


As our Courgette plants are doing overtime, I thought Courgette Fries would be good,

IMG_4696dusted in Coconut flour and Parmesan.


I start by cutting the Courgette into batons, and soak in a mixture of beaten egg, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of veg oil.


Dip the batons into a mix of coconut flour (or plain flour) and finely grated parmesan and place onto a cooling rack over a baking sheet and into a preheated (200) oven for 15-20 minutes or so, checking half way through and turning the Fries


so they crisp on all sides.


The fries join a lightly Griddled Aldi Ribeye steak


We like it rare, so a very hot griddle and seared on each side 😊


and a spinach salad 😍 just Baby leaf Spinach and quartered tomatoes tossed in a Caesar dressing.


Aldi asked me to review 2 of their new wines, Wakefield is an Australian Winery that produces some amazing quality wines – even when I am not lucky enough to be sent wines, I do buy Wakefield, their Reisling is amazing…


The USP of this particular 80 acres range is that it is produced to be 100% carbon neutral with 5% of their profits going to sustainable environmental projects and they have won several prestigious environmental awards without even tasting the wine. They have 6 medals for this particular wine too.


I am no wine connoisseur, but at know what I like and I say it how it is, the Wakefield 80 Acres Shiraz Voingnier is a medium bodied Red with lush plum fruit flavour which linger in the palette – perfect with our meal tonight, not heavy enough to overpower the delicious steak, it actually enhances it. For £6.99 is a lush wine 😉


Happy Saturday – Dinner is served x

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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