I am back after four, count 'em FOUR back-to-back trips. All of them great in their individual way. But whew...what a tour. And I have some fun stories from Fashion Week. (Had the BEST time with you MarciaGarcia!) But I will admit, sleeping in my own bed two nights out of 17 days? That takes some adjusting. What did I miss? Well, my family of course. BUT also, my kitchen. I have MUCH to catch up on but planned an impromptu dinner party for tonight. Of course! Let's keep the fun train on schedule. (And I will back to multiple posts per week next week.)
And while I am not a big fan of red meat, JohnnyMac is as well as every other person in my entire family and his. Since I love to cook and everyone loves to eat steak, here is a twist on the normal grilling method my Hub prefers from my favorite Italian culinary maven, Giadi. And this version, he fully endorses. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.
- 1 cup plain bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup olive oil, plus 1/4 cup
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 (8-ounce) London broil steaks, trimmed and pounded 1/8-inch thick
- 1 (26-ounce) jar marinara sauce
- Special equipment: 4 (4-inch) skewers
For the breading: In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
For the filling: In a large bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of Parmesan, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup olive oil, basil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cut the steaks in half crosswise and place on a work surface. Spread the mixture evenly over the steaks. Roll up the steaks and secure with skewers.
In a medium skillet, heat the remaining 1/4 cup of oil over medium heat. Roll the steaks in the bread crumb mixture until coated and add to the skillet. Cook the steaks until brown on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the marinara sauce to the pan. Bring the sauce to a simmer and scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Simmer, turning occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes for medium-well.
Remove the skewers, place the steaks on a cutting board and slice thinly. Arrange the steak slices on plates and serve with the marinara sauce. YUM. And this is a great option for the plethora of you who will be watching football this fall (either by your own election or by the sports nut in your house.) Have a fantastic weekend!