Where to start? How about from the beginning?
One of my favorite food blogs, The Amateur Gourmet, posted an entry about really good broccoli. Since I often find myself lacking in recipe creativity, especially when it comes to broccoli, I just had to try what Adam called the “best broccoli of your life.”
It’s so simple- toss broccoli in some salt and good olive oil, bake for a little bit, then zest with a lemon and add cheese. I did all of those things, and while it was really yummy, it would still have been really good without cheese.
How did the flavors go together? I thought there might be too much going on for one meal, but it actually turned out to be pretty good.
Here we go with the recipes:
From Amateur Gourmet
Recipe: Grilled flank steak
1/2 pound of flank steak
Dash of sea salt
1. Grill on a super hot pan, about 7-8 minutes on each side, depending on how you want it cooked.
2. Let it sit for 10 minutes before slicing into smaller pieces, against the grain.
Recipe: Orange sauce
1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of mirin
.5 teaspoon of corn starch, dissolved
1. In a pot, add orange juice, balsamic vinegar and mirin together.
2. Bring to a rolling boil, uncovered, while stirring.
3. After about 5 minutes, the sauce should have reduced by about half.
4. Stir in corn starch.
5. Let it sit on the stove with no heat for a few minutes, so that it will thicken.
That was one long post! Happy eating!