Saturday, July 17, 2010
A Perfect Summer Meal
I have a special friend that I have known since we were six years old. We grew up together and remain friends today.
I had the pleasure of having dinner at her home not long ago and she served the most amazing perfect summer meal. She shared the recipe with me, and I will share it with you.
We enjoyed this meal sitting under the stars, listening to music and enjoying a lovely red wine that we sipped out of jam jars. Simple. Perfect. Memorable.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I did.
Grilled Flank Steak with Rosemary
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
4 1/2 tablespoons honey
6 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried
1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 2 1/4-pound flank steak
Mix all ingredients except steak in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Prepare barbeque (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Grill steak to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Transfer steak to work surface. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut across grain into thin strips Arrange on platter and serve.
L's Green Beans
Steam fresh green beans until they are tender, but still a little crispy.
Heat some olive oil in a pan, add green beans, chopped garlic (the jar kind is just fine here), a little crushed red pepper (1/4-1/2 tsp.), salt and pepper.
Saute until some beans are a bit charred.
L's Fruit Tart
Pillsbury refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough
Press cookie dough onto a cookie sheet (remember it expands so leave room around the edges for expansion). Bake per directions on package.
Put a cake plate inverted onto warm baked cookie and cut out around to create a round shape for the base for your tart. Create a small lip on the edge of the cookie at this time.
Blend 1/2 jar of lemon curd and 1/2 block of softened cream cheese; mix until lumps disappear.
Spread on top of cooled cookie and top with sliced pieces of various fruits.
Posted by Suzann at 8:37 AM