Marinated and Pan-Seared Hanger, Skirt, Flank, or Take-Your-Pick Steak

Anytime there is a red meat recipe…especially steak, my family is all over it. Me, I am that person that orders the one fish entree at a nice steak house…but you know what, this was mighty tasty, and tender!

I picked this recipe because I still had the Thai Red Curry Paste from a previous recipe. Since we are picking our own recipes during this Covid-19, I am trying to maximize some of these less used ingredients I have..and I knew it would go over well!

The marinade is Asian inspired with the main ingredients soy sauce and oil with the curry paste, ginger..a lot of ginger, garlic, and lime added for the flavor punch…and it does pack a punch!

The meat is marinated with half of the sauce, the other half remaining to be boiled and then spoon over the cooked meat. I opted to use flap meat because that is what I could find and also enlisted my husbands help to bbq since he is working from home. I can’t remember ever using his help on the blog recipes haha. I think he enjoyed being involved, other than just the tasting. 😍.

This was a delicious meal, and one I know my family would enjoy being repeated. There was so much flavor..we think mostly from the spooned on marinade. We thought it tasted similar to the Ponzu chicken marinade. I made the miso corn again to go with it. There were no leftovers of any of it.

Stay safe my friends.

So-Good Miso Corn

We are continuing to pick our own recipes to help with stay at home orders we are all enduring in varying degrees around the world, as we are a global group. I have to say I miss the unity that cooking the same thing brings..the comparing the contrasting of what we all thought on a particular dish. I am so glad we have continued to cook, but I look forward to the time we return to normal…in all things haha.

This month I chose So-Good Miso Corn. Seemed like a good fit…we love corn and miso so why not? See how I gravitate to what I think we will like πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚, when it is assigned we just go for it and try something new.

I did follow Dorie’s advice and used fresh corn on the cob, cutting the kernels off using her tip on the double bowl, which is genius. That is the hardest part, the rest is so easy…just throw it in a skillet and stir fry it up. Just butter, miso, and a few optional herb add-ins…which I used oregano, thyme, and a pinch of cayenne. I think my pinch might have been a little light but other than that, perfect.

We loved this…as expected haha. We all had seconds. I will certainly make this again, especially since I have the tub of miso πŸ˜‚

Stay safe everyone!

Tea and Honey Pots de CrΓ¨me

We have made a few of these “Pots de CrΓ¨me” and they are always a hit…this one did not disappoint! My husband and son loved this one as well!

This one has flavorings of tea, honey, and vanilla…although neither my husband nor my son could name any flavor they were tasting. They said it was entirely unique to anything they have had before. In fact my husband said he loved trying something he has never tasted before, which made me laugh because I am quite the opposite…I like having what I know I will already enjoy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…which usually will involve chocolate!

The recipe called to steep 3 tea bags in the milk, cream, and sugar, but since the cookies we just made had such a faint tea flavoring, I upped the tea bags to 5. Not sure it made much difference but I had practically the whole box still of the Green Tea Orange Passionfruit Jasmine, so why not.

These were super easy to make and got such a great reaction, I may make these again to use up the tea I have left haha!

Hope you are all staying safe and healthy!

Fruit and Nut Croquants

What does the word “Croquant” mean you ask πŸ˜ƒ…well, I learned it can either be used as a noun or an adjective meaning either cookie or crunch. Either way, we are making a crunchy cookie, similar to a biscotti, although these are not twice baked.

My family is not big on dried fruit added in dessert so I made a few changes. Our cookies were actually “Nut and Chocolate Croquants” πŸ˜‚. I used sliced almonds, salted peanuts, and some dark chocolate chips I had leftover from another recipe. I added the optional spices of nutmeg and cloves.

The dough is formed into two logs and sprinkled with sugar. Baked and then sliced.

These were really easy to make and I think a nice, afternoon surprise for my “working from home” son and husband! They were both happy with the nut and chocolate combo! πŸ˜ƒ