Aug 6: Smoked Salmon on Rustic Roll; Chuck Eye Steak with Caesar Salad


Smoked salmon on a rustic roll, baked to perfection, with neufschatel, capers, shallot and cucumber for Sunday lunch? Why yes please.

The rolls come par baked and frozen but cook up to a good crisp crust with a soft crumb inside.

  • Smoked salmon $5.99 for the 4oz pack or $3.00 a serve
  • Par-baked roll is 63c
  • The soft cheese of choice was Neufschatel at $2.99 for the block, of which we used 1/4 or 38c
  • A Persian cucumber is 40c or 20c per serve
  • Add 15c for capers and shallot.

Lunch today cost $4.36 a serve and was worthy of Sunday lunch.


We received a cross rib eye steak in our Prather Ranch meat box, so we grilled it medium rare and pared it with a Caesar Salad.

The cross rib eye if one steak further on from rib eye, so it is almost as good, but not quite, as a rib eye. There are a lot of different muscle groups so it tended to fall apart and need careful trimming, but we agree: not quite as good as rib eye.

Tonight’s variation on the Caesar was to grill halloumi as the “crouton” component. The halloumi tended to melt or burn on the grill and we can’t say it was entirely successful.

  • The cross rib eye was $12.23, quite a lot less than the approximately $20.00 rib eye from the same source, or $6.12 per serve
  • An egg in the dressing is 55c or 28c per serve
  • Organic romaine lettuce was $1.99 or $1.00 per serve
  • Halloumi $3.64 or $1.82 a serve
  • Add 50c for the other dressing ingredients.

All up a very decent meal. Good steak and a great Caesar salad: what more could you want for $9.72 per serve.

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