Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Steaks- Saturday Edition

I'm cheating on the second week of Sunday Steaks. Due to the 4th we knew we would probably have a cookout with friends, so we decided to push Sunday Steaks up a day. This week, flank steak was on sale and I had a ton of leftover flat leaf parsley so we made Garlic Rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Technically, Flank Steak isn't steak, but I'm not about technicalities.

I realize this isn't the most appetizing photo, but I promise it was yummy!

I highly recommend this dish! Brett grilled the meat to a perfect medium rare and the fresh, citrusy taste of the sauce was a strong complement to the charred flavor of the meat. I over-processed the chimichurri a bit, making it a little too thin. I think a chunkier version might have been better. Still it was great and had a gorgeous color.

As a side I made a disappointing corn pudding. It wasn't really an appropriate parring, but I was trying to clear out some frozen corn taking up space in our freezer. Despite not being the most obvious side dish, the recipe wasn't very good, so I'm not going to post it. At least it looked pretty.

I think a better paring would be black beans and a nice salad. However, the Sam Adams Summer Ale we drank was a good choice of beverage.

For dessert I broke out an old recipe- Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie or, as it's more commonly referred -Big O pie. So. Freaking. Good. If anyone wants the recipe, let me know and I'll re-post. I don't remember where it came from as it's been sitting in my recipe box for years so I can't give credit, but it's great!

I would consider the second week of Sunday Steaks quite successful.This is a tradition I'm starting to dig!

Please send any steak recipes my way. If Brett and I try it, I'll be sure post the results!


Deirdre said...

Want pie recipe now....trying to eat my computer screen at work is probably not appropriate so the recipe will have to tide me over.

Cecelia Winesap said...

Flank steak is the best! I know what you mean about food not coming out right in photos. My husband and I have made some awesome meals over the past few days that were absolutely DELISH! I took photos of them and it looks like my cats threw up on the plate. The dishes didn't look that way in real life, what's up with that? :)

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