Saturday, August 1, 2015

Grilled Flank Steak, Vegetable Tian and Pie

No I have not posted a single blog post this week. Let's just say between the heat and life in general, it did not happen. But we are at the start of a new week and a new month.
I took a half day on Friday and I have Monday off so let's get blogging!
Tonight we had Grilled Flank Steak with Chimmichuri Sauce, from the Bertolli Olive Oil site. Delicious. I brushed the steak with olive oil and salt. I used a Pepper that I got Chris for Christmas, Pirate's Bite Spice Blend. It has sea salt, black peppercorn, bird's eye chile pepper, coriander, fennel, chipotle peppers, cumin, cayenne pepper, Dahil pepper, habanero powder, and Scotch Bonnet pepper.
Chris took over at the grill. I had made the Chimmichuri Sauce earlier in the day.
I did not have fresh oregano and could not find it at the store (!!!) so I substituted some dried oregano and added in some fresh thyme and basil from the plants on the deck. Not bad. First time making Chimmichuri Sauce and I liked the results.

For a side dish I made a Summer Vegetable Tian. I found the recipe on 12 Tomatoes.
I loved this recipe. But of course I cut too many veggies and potatoes so I ended up making a frittatta for either later in the week or I could use it for a couple of lunches.

And just because it was a Saturday night we opened a bottle of wine. Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOC 2012. I would say it was a nice wine pairing.

And than there was dessert. I went to Bishop's yesterday and the peaches were on sale. I could not resist. Blueberries were on sale at Stop & Shop so I made a Peach & Blueberry Thyme Galette. I found this recipe on Food 52. I added the blueberries because I love Blueberry Peach Pie. I use to bake pies and sold them to local restaurants. The Blueberry Peach was always my favorite. This pie was delicious. The Thyme and Honey was a nice addition. It was just a hint of Thyme. The crust was a little different from my usual recipe. I liked the dough. It was very easy to work with.
I always think of my Dad when I eat pie. He would have probably said it was not sweet enough and needed Vanilla Ice Cream. I would have to agree at least on the Vanilla Ice Cream.

1 comment:

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

my kind of meal! WOW everything is outstanding!