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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Weekend Grilling

I was watching the Ask Aida show in Food Network this morning as I was running on the treadmill at the gym, and the recipe looked so good, I thought I'd try it for dinner. Let me tell you, I actually got an applause from my husband when he finished eating! It was that good! I love sauces and I love dipping things into sauce. This recipe called for a limed sour cream sauce that was perfect to dip the grilled veggies and the steak in. Yum!

Grilled Flank Steak with Ginger Marinade
courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp
1 (5-inch) piece ginger, sliced thinly
1/4 cup sesame oil
8 medium garlic cloves, smashed
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat and sinew

In a nonreactive dish or large resealable plastic bag, combine all ingredients except steak and mix thoroughly. Add steak and turn to thoroughly coat. Cover dish or close bag and allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. (If you are making ahead, cover, and place in refrigerator. Can be marinated up to 24 hours in refrigerator.)

Once steak has marinated, remove from refrigerator and bring to room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Heat a lightly oiled grill pan to medium-high heat. When pan is heated, remove steak from marinade, shake off excess, add to pan and cook for about 6 to 8 minutes per side for medium rare.

Transfer to a cutting board, season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Slice thinly across the grain and serve.
Grilled Onions and Mushrooms with Limed Sour Cream
courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

1 cup plain sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges
3 large portobello mushrooms, cut into 1-inch slices
Vegetable oil, for brushing the vegetables

Combine sour cream, juice, zest, salt and pepper in a medium nonreactive bowl. Store, covered in refrigerator until ready to use.

Heat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium heat. Meanwhile, brush onions and mushrooms with oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

When grill pan is heated, add onions cut side down and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add mushrooms and grill until charred and soft, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately with sour cream sauce.
Posted By: Julia
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Norah said...

This looks good. I left an award for you on my blog!

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