Unfortunately, the phrase “meat and potatoes” typically evokes the bland and uninspired. This Grimm Mission: jazz up some taters with wasabi and cilantro so when your guests get a hold of ’em, they’ll forever associate “meat and potatoes” with a feeling like this:
Steak and Cilantro Mashed Potatoes
Bring redskin potatoes to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Smash them with cilantro paste and a little cream, and grill up some steaks. Highly recommended: Lizano Salsa for the steaks, which mixes well with the mashed potatoes. Also pictured: fruity spring salad with grapes, avocado, and craisins.
Salmon and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
This Lady Grimm submission switches up the meat and seasoning, starting with wasabi powder (or paste) mixed in with butter and cream in the mashed potatoes, then topping them with veggies stir fried in sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce and finishing everything off with baked salmon. A most un-meat-and-potatoes meat and potatoes: