Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's for Dinner Babe?

Do you hear that?
Ring, Ring.
Without even glancing at the clock I can tell you what time it is.
5 pm.
Just call me Zoltar {quick name that movie!}.
Its Hubby on the other end.
"I am starving, haven't eaten since 11:30."
"What's for dinner?"

I am prepared with an answer for everyday this week.
New recipes that I have planned for each night.
Hows that for invoking my inner Martha?

It feels good.

Last nights menu:
Grilled Flank Steak with Mozzarella & Tomato Pasta Salad

Ingredients for Flank Steak:
1 lb Flank Steak {feeds a family of four}
4 cloves of Garlic
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Salt {kosher or sea salt} & Pepper

1. Season steak with salt and pepper
2. Place steak in large ziploc
3. Peel garlic and smash with side of knife
4. Put garlic in with steak and cover with olive oil.
5. Massage it together and let sit for at least an hour {did you know that it is better to
grill steak after it sits for a little out of the fridge?}
6. Grill steak for around 5-7 mins per side, flipping only once.
7. Let stand for at least 5 mins.
8. Slice into strips
{This is what I do when we have Flank Steak Fajitas, I just added lime to the marinated}

Ingredients for Mozzarella & Tomato Pasta Salad:
12 oz of Mezzi Rigatoni {penne would work}
2 medium Tomatoes
6 cloves of peeled Garlic
1/4 cup Almonds
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 Lemon
8 oz Bocconcini {small mozzarella balls}
1 bunch of fresh Basil
Kosher Salt & Pepper

1. Cook pasta as the box directs. Drain and run cold water over it to stop it from cooking.
2. Under the broiler {high} place peeled garlic. And broil for 7-8 mins, until charred.
3. In a dry skillet toast Almonds. Shaking them for 4-5 mins. Cool and coarsely chop.
4. Squeeze or scrape garlic from skin onto a cutting board. Add 1/2tsp of salt. With a knife mash garlic with salt into a paste. Add to the bowl with pasta and olive oil.
5. Grate the lemon and add the juice from the whole thing.
6. Add almonds, basil {using kitchen scissors cut}, and bocconcini.
7. Toss with salt and pepper.

Perfect summer dish.
Be back tomorrow with tonight's culinary masterpiece!



2littlehooligans said...

MMM, YUMMY! Guess what we are going to have for supper now?!? Thanks!

MarkyDsMom said...

sounds great... where do you live because i need to come over to your house for dinner! :o) jk

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Okay you really are Martha! I am jealous! That looks divine!
Thank you for sharing the recipe! YUM.

Cat Kotaka said...

BIG. Love that movie!