Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Celebration dinner

In my family, steak always equals celebration. We have steak at least twice a year, once for birthday and once for christmas. So this year, when it's my turn to cook christmas dinner, I opted for a delicious flank steak. My in-laws were invited and I whipped up a simple and yummy meal.

Salad with sliced almonds, apple, and shaved parmesan. I was stumped by the dressing. Luckily, I caught the middle of "Every Italian" right when Giada was putting together a simple balsamic dressing: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/3 olive oil, 1 sliced shallots, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon honey. It was divine! The side dishes were Autumn Succotash with edamame, corn and bacon; and Potato Gratin with White Cheddar Cheese. I have a love affair with gratins. What's not to love? Cheese and cream =)

The Asian flank steak was marinated with soy sauce, ginger, mirin, garlic, shallots and sesame seed oil for several hours.

Here's the complete dinner. And the lovely pictures were taken by my husband.

p/s: Cooking IS a lot more fun with a good knife.


1 comment:

stef said...

amen to that! i missed my knives when i was cooking in my mom's kitchen :) that flank steak looks like it was done perfectly!