Sirloin steak with squash mash

• Ingredients: 2 pork sirloin pieces – 500 g. squash – 150 g. single cream – 150 g. milk – 5 or 6 garlic cloves – 1 onion – 50 ml. brandy – black pepper– cumin comino – ground ginger – thyme – 2 tbsp squash seeds– olive oil and salt.

• Preparation: Peel and cut the squash, peel and chop the onion and three garlic cloves. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the squash, add salt to taste and after about 8 minutes add the onion, stir fry for a further few minutes and add the garlic, freshly ground black pepper, cumin and ground ginger, stirring from time to time. When all ingredients have softened, add the single cream and milk and salt to taste, mix well and cook until reduced. Sprinkle salt and thyme over the sirloin steaks. Fry the remaining crushed garlic cloves in a large frying pan, then take them out and add them to the squash mixture. Quickly fry the sirloin pieces in the garlic oil till golden, then lower the fire till they are cooked through. After about 15 to 20 minutes pour the brandy and reduce. Mash the squash mixture till you obtain a creamy texture, slice the sirloin pie- ces and serve them on a large spoonful of squash mash. Sprinkle some squash seeds on top and cover with the meat juices.

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