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Sunday Night Steak Dinner

August 9, 2010

Apparently the thing to do on Mondays is to personify the day and say things like …  

  • “Oh, hello, Monday.” 
  • “What a jerk that old Monday is, can’t wait to run into Friday again.”
  • “Somebody’s got the case of the Mondays.”

Monday, bah, bah, little black sheep … poor fella never saw it coming. But enough about Monday, let’s talk about his old brother, the football-captain-popular-kid-dreamiest-boy-in-town Sunday. If it were an episode of 90210, it would go something like this:

Sunday: “Sorry, Monday, you can’t come to the homecoming party. Friday and Saturday agree. Maybe we’ll hit you up next time.”  Cue: Sunday throws a football with his jock friends, Friday and Saturday. Sunday tosses his hair. Wednesday and Thursday swoon. Tuesday, token confused kid, bats his eyes.  
Monday: “Yeah, maybe next time.” 

Cue next scene: Circa-90s electronix music and Monday pouring gasoline all over the homecoming float and threatening to light it on fire because they wouldn’t let him into the party. Thursday and Friday (identical twins of the opposite sex) talk Monday out of it. Monday seeks psychiatric help. End scene.

Speaking of Sundays … Sunday night steak dinner was a big tradition in the ‘Puter Hub’s home growing up so every now and then we try to partake. While my family loved their beef, we grew up eating pork on Sundays, go figure. But, we’re both from similar pedigrees who love their meat, vegetable and starch so here goes nothing.  

Grilled Zucchini

Cut zucchini into small one inch pieces. Skewer. Sprinkle a tablespoon of vegetable oil, 3 teaspoons of red wine vinegar, garlic salt, pepper and onion powder on zucchini. Using a brush, get the excess oil, vinegar and seasonings and brush onto zucchini. Grill with steak until bits are charred.

Sauteed Mushrooms and Shallots with Goat Cheese

In a medium skillet, saute one large shallot (chopped) and a container of mushrooms in one tablesoon of butter for about 10 minutes.

Top with goat cheese for an extra punch of flavor.

Flank Steak with Cilantro-Lime-Yogurt Sauce

Salt and pepper is all you really need to marinate steaks, especially since you’ll be topping them with this sauce. But, you can add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and some steak seasonings for extra zest.

To make cilantro sauce, combine 3/4 cup of fresh cilantro, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, the juice and zest of one lime, and salt and pepper. Blend ingredients together with an immersion blender. Drizzle over slices of flank steak.

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