Sunday, February 20, 2011
Garlic Ginger Steak
T had a birthday recently. One of his favorite meals is steak. So of course he will get a steak for his day. A steak smothered in caramelized onions and bacon, a large gorgeous salad, and roasted asparagus. Hungry?
I marinated the steak in fresh ginger, garlic, and balsamic vinegar. I finely diced about 2 tablespoons of each and poured enough vinegar to cover the bottom of a baking dish. The steaks marinated while I chopped and cooked everything else.
Chop 2 medium onions and half a package of bacon. In a frying pan on medium high heat cook the onions and bacon until the onions begin to soften about 5-7 minutes. Then bring the heat down to med low heat. Let the onions cook for 20 minutes so they are nice and caramelized. When you finish the steaks the onions go right on top. Delicious!
Roasting asparagus, or any vegetable, is one of my favorite ways to cook them. They come out tasting so much better than steaming them. Just chop off the bottom inch of the asparagus. drizzle a baking sheet in olive oil lay the asparagus on top drizzle some more olive oil and dash a little salt and pepper. Place in an oven heated to 350 for 20 minutes.
This salad picture is just to be gratuitous. It was so pretty I had to include it. Red pepper, mixed greens, avocado, tomato, and cucumber with more balsamic and olive oil.