Thursday, June 5, 2008
Foody Friday - Company Food
I almost always break the rules and make something new when we have company. It's an excuse to do something "different" and a little more extravagent, with more ingredients or specialty spices, etc..
Or I love doing a funky soup, salad, and bread for company.
In the summer, we often grill.
So, at the risk of being redundant, I'll share my favorite grilling recipe of all time. I don't make it often at all since it's an expensive cut of meat, but for fancy friends and special occassions, we do it.
1/2 c. canola oil
1/4 c. worchestershire sauce
1/2 c. white wine
fresh garlic, minced - 2 cloves
salt and pepper, generous amount
Place a large flank steak or london broil (2 pounds or so) in a large glass dish. Mix marinade and pour over steak. Marinate, turning several times, for 8 hours.
Grill over med-high heat until desired doneness is reached. The rarer you can handle it, the more tender :)
*edited to add slicing instructions: london broil is served sliced in very thin slices, against the grain.
note: you can use this marinade on any cut of meat. We just made it last night and put it on tri-tip steaks. They had really good flavor, but they weren't as tender as the flank.
double note: I made this meal last night so that I could take a picture and show how impressive it would look to serve to company. I FORGOT to take the silly picture. So you'll have to imagine:
French rolls, sauteed pea pods with red and orange bell peppers, baked beans, and steak. Mmmmm....
triple note: IF you set out all of the parts to the meal in their correct pans before you leave the house to take your child to swimming lessons, so that when you return home, you will be able to cook the meal fast, and IF your husband gets home before you and sees that it is all out, and IF he is hungry, he just MIGHT make your entire dinner for you, so that when you walk in the door, he will say, "It's all ready. Come sit down and eat". And you may walk in and look, and see that all the food is cooked and ready and beautiful. And you may see the table set, all ready to sit. down. and. eat. And, IF this all happens, you MAY just be so dizzy with happiness that you MAY stand with your mouth gaping open, speechless. Because it has never happened like this before.
My husband never ceases to amaze me. More on him next week.
What do YOU serve to guests?