As much as I love using fresh ingredients, premium alcohol, and homemade mixers, in this case, there simply wasn't time. Thus, I took some help from the store. The resulting four gallons of mai tai wasn't the most authentic tiki drink, but it tasted great and did the job at the party! To check out the massive recipe, that's ideal for large, college-style parties, read more
Posts for August 14th 2009
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 pound sirloin steak (about 1 1/2 inches thick)
1 small red onion, halved and sliced into wedges
Fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish
- Process 1/2 cup cilantro, vinegar, oil, orange juice and zest, jalapeño, and salt in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
- Rub half of the marinade over steak, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat grill to medium-high. (If you are using a charcoal grill, coals are ready when you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill for just 3 or 4 seconds.) Grill steak, flipping halfway through, until a meat thermometer registers 125 for medium-rare, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, grill onion, flipping once, until it begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Let steak rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Serve with onion and remaining 1/2 cup cilantro and marinade, and garnish with parsley.
- Salads, Meats
- North American
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water
1-1/2 pound beef loin sirloin steak, cut crosswise into 3- by 1/4- by 1/4-inch strips
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
4 bell peppers in assorted colors, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
1 large onion, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
3 garlic cloves, sliced
Accompaniment: cooked white rice
- Stir together soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup water in a cup.
- Pat steak dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir-fry half of steak until browned but still pink inside, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and repeat with remaining steak, adding 1 tablespoon oil to skillet.
- Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet and stir-fry bell peppers, onion, and garlic, until onion is golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons water and cook, covered, 3 minutes. Return steak to skillet, then stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
- Main Dishes, Beef
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2 cups dark rum
1 cup light rum
1 cup triple sec
3 1/2 cups no-pulp orange juice
3 1/2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups sweet n' sour mix
1/2 cup grenadine
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or cooler. Stir to mix. Serve over ice.
Makes about 24 drinks (I made four batches for the rehearsal dinner).
- Drinks, Cocktails