Monday, November 8, 2010

Lea & Perrins Shine at Dinner Time Video Challenge and My First Cooking Video!!

Update...Unfortunately I wasn't chosen in the challenge as a finalist...;(   However, It was a great experience to do my fist video. 
Best of luck to the six finalists!

Lea & Perrins Shine at BreakfastTime
Featuring Rebecka Evans and produced by At Home with Rebecka

Wow!  I never knew how difficult it would be to create a cooking video, all by myself in the kitchen, with my little Canon PowerShot Camera, let alone, edit the silly thing!! 

All I can say is, thank the heavens, for user friendly digital cameras and my computers Movie Editor!! Next time, I'm inviting a crew to assist me so I can better showcase my preparation of the food!  :(

I'm proud to say that have completed 
and submitted my first ever video, featuring me...Rebecka.... to the Lea & Perrins - Shine at Dinner Time Video Challenge

The Food NetWork and Lea & Perrins have joined forces to promote this challenge and showcase one of my household favorite condiments...Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce!!

For the challenge I created Tri Tip Beef Hash with Fried Eggs. A hearty, healthy, economical breakfast, that utilizes left-over cooked meats.  Simple to prepare and versatile for it's use of any type of animal protien that may be waiting in your refrigerator, to be transformed into something  simply spectacular.

This dish was born from a wonderful meal I cooked for my family, of grilled Tri Tip Steak, Roasted Coriander Herb Potatoes and Haricot Verts, sauteed with shallots and butter.  Yum!  The fist meal was delish but the second one was even better!  I'm not a "left-over" kinda eater but I hate being wasteful in the kitchen.  My solution...make the left-over meal taste like it isn't left-over! 

I know you won't be able to wait to taste the Tri Tip Hash and Eggs so here's the recipe for the steaks.  By the way...what made this recipe so appealing for the Lea & Perrins challenge...the meat was first marinated in Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce!!


4 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon Montreal Seasoning
2-3 pounds Tri Tip Steak


Rub steaks with Montreal seasoning and place in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, add Lea & Perrins and marinated meat for 30 minutes, cook on a hot, well oiled grill. 

Tri Tip steak is generally a thick cut so it can take up to 20 minutes to get a good medium, pink and juicy center.  Set a kitchen timer for 8-10 minutes and turn the steaks so each side gets beautiful charred lines.  Keep testing every 5 minutes, or so to keep meat from being over cooked. Allow meat to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.  Slice thinly, and serve for dinner...if you are making the Hash breakfast, rest meat 15 minutes, and refrigerate for 30 minutes before dicing.

Tri Tip Beef Hash Ingredients

4 raw baking potatoes
3 cups cooked Tri Tip Steak or other left-over cooked meat
1/2 cup Honey Crisp apple
1/2 cup green bell pepper
1/2 cup onion
2 tablespoon Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce
1/4 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Herbs De Provence
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

4-6 farm fresh eggs
2 tablespoon butter
2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Wash and dice vegetables, dice cooked meat, add remaining ingredients and mix well, set aside.  Heat 2 tablespoon vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat, Cook hash mixture for 5 minutes without turning, cover and cook additional 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender, uncover and cook additional 5 minutes.

Heat butter in a non-stick pan and cook egg's until soft in the middle...over-easy. 

Serve eggs over hash, with toasted baguette, jelly and a strong cup of hot coffee....

The creamy center of the over-easy egg,  the caramelized onion and beef, paired with the sweetness of the honey crisp apple make for the perfect breakfast bite! 

Voting for your favorite video starts December 3 @ 9:00 AM ET and ends December 13 @ 11:59 PM ET....Food Network & Lea & Perrins - Shine at Dinner Time Video Challenge

The top 6 videos will be posted December 3, 2010 on the Website at 9:00 AM ET and community voting will begin on those entries at that time.  With any luck, I'll be in the top 6!  Fingers and toes crossed!!! Five finalist will be First Prize Winners and one will be declared Grand Prize Winner.

Judging and Community Voting Criteria

1) Overall Presentation and Creativity - 40%
2) Appetite Appeal - 30%
3) Creative use of Lea & Perrins - the number of votes for a potential Grand Prize Winner...the finalist with the highest score in "Creative use of Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Products" will be Grand Prize Winner.

Grand Prize: $10,000 and two tickets (3) day (2) night trip to New York, to Meet and Greet Claire Robinson from the Food Network's, Five Ingredient Fix cooking show.  The five First Prize Winner will receive $1,000.  Not too shabby!!

Mark your calenders and make sure to vote for my video each day for the duration of the contest!!  The finalist with the highest number of votes wins.  Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Girl, I've been SO BUSY that I've not had time to come by! Loved the culinary smackdown winner! Two Asian dishes as entries, wow!

    As you know, I do a lot of cooking videos and it's tough...especially to get it right, look at the camera, etc, etc. YOu did a swell job! Good luck! x

  2. Thank's LaDiva!! I guess it wasn't so bad for a first try! I have a lot to learn! I hope you're well and enjoying life! Busy as ever, I know!!

  3. I thought the video was great. You did a great job. Now I'm hungry.:O Have a great week.

  4. Wow, I wouldn't mind having this for my breakfast! Looks absolutely delicious! I am unable to view the video, keep appearing as "an error has occurred, please try again later". I will definitely try again later! You have my vote!

  5. Hi kf...I just made a few changes to the video so hopefully you can view it now! Here's the link on youtube if you can't get it to work...hope you're well? I sent your gifts from the Smackdown challenge, they should be there in a week or so...

  6. Great job on the video. That hash looks amazing. Corn beef hash is one of my favorite breakfast treats. I don't think I have ever tried making beef hash before. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. good job on the video - you know I am tempted to enter this contest..only problem is I dont use Lea and Perrins hardly ever if even at all...

  8. Hello Rebecka, I have just watched your video! Great job. I cannot believe that you took the video on your own! You are really a pro at this! Will vote for you when the voting starts!
    Thank you for the gifts. Will let you know as soon as I've received them. Have a lovely day!

  9. doggybloggy, I hope you decide to compete in the Lea & Perrins Challenge. I bet you could find a recipe you could spice up with L&P? It would be great being in the challenge with you!

    kf, you're so sweet! I'm really not a pro at this I'm just not very camera shy! I'm an entertainer at heart! Food is performance art so it goes well with my background in performance.

    Thanks for your support. xoxo

    City, thanks for stopping by. I love corned beef hash but my family won't eat it! I've had to get very inventive with this crowd!


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