Wow, where has 2011 gone? It's hard to believe that it's already June 1, but to say we're excited for Summer is an understatement. It's our favorite season, and we plan on going all out! We'll be grilling, chilling, and mixing up plenty of cool cocktails. To ensure that you do the same, we're sharing our must-have items. Here's what you need to have a fabulous month.
A couple of weeks ago I attended the Ambiente design fair in Frankfurt, Germany, and as a journalist, I had full access to the Press Center there for the weekend. Aside from free wireless and happy hours with other international writers, my favorite part of the experience was lunch! The entrées at the Press Center were absolutely mouthwatering and I'm still dreaming of them. On my first day, I had this filet of beef with polenta and a wintry vegetable medley of bell peppers and zucchini. The little sprig of thyme was an adorable added touch!
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Now that you know the technique to making perfect steak, here's a delicious-sounding recipe for marinated filet mignon. It comes from reader Aimee3242; she shared it in the Kitchen Goddess group in the YumSugar Community.
I cooked dinner for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day. I marinated the meat overnight, and it tasted delicious, sweet, salty, tangy, with little citrus hints. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving; it will let the juices redistribute and ensure that your steak is juicy.
We love a fun variation of meat and potatoes like kateparham's steak with drunken onions and Dijon potatoes.
I sincerely hope that your mouth filled with saliva upon reading the title of this recipe post — it’s that good. Steak is already delicious on its own, but top it with onions cooked in beer and we’re in a whole new ballpark. Rib eyes were on sale at Central Market this week, so that’s the cut I went with. Season liberally with salt & pepper on both sides. This is where I hand it off to the boy to handle the grilling. I don’t know what he does, but whatever it is, it’s good!
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Instead of going out for a pricey meal on Valentine's Day, I suggest that you host a romantic dinner for two in the comforts of your own home. Make it special by setting the table, lighting some candles, and serving a meal that is decadent and delicious. I've searched through our recipes and selected a menu that's sure to please the meat-and-potato lover in your life. It's a four-course meal, so you might want to get started with the planning on Sunday.
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The secret here lies in multitasking: Create a garlicky lime vinaigrette that'll do double duty as both dressing and marinade. Allow the steak to cook in the broiler while you're chopping and tossing the vegetables. Top still-warm steak with a sprinkling of peanuts, and dinner's ready in under 30. Want the recipe? Then keep reading.
To highlight the beef's quality flavor, I didn't fancify the steak and made sure not to move the meat around. My reward? A perfect piece of beef with a tender texture and rich, marbled flavor. For the best simple steak recipe, read more.
Apple pears are not a cross between apples and pears, but they have a shape that's similar to an apple with pear-like skin. Apple pears' texture is wonderfully crisp and they have a mild sweet flavor. While they're great eaten alone, they're even better in this Asian-influenced salad.
The fresh mix of cucumbers, radishes, and apple pears pair perfectly with bulgogi-style beef. The salad can easily be prepped ahead of time, then quickly cook the beef and assemble just before serving. If you are ready to embrace Fall, keep reading for the recipe.