Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sweet Pea and Fresh Mint Couscous

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous 
  • 1/2 cup frozen petite green peas 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in couscous. Cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Place peas in mesh strainer. Rinse under warm water; drain well. Add peas and mint to couscous. Toss well with a fork.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tomato and Onion Salad

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  • large tomatoes, thinly sliced 
  • medium-size sweet onion, thinly sliced 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 
  • Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Arrange tomato and onion slices in rows in a serving dish. Sprinkle with chopped basil, and drizzle evenly with marinade. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Grilled Delmonico Steaks  

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons steak seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce (e.g. A-1)
  • 4 (10 ounce) Delmonico (rib-eye) steaks
Combine the olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, rosemary, steak seasoning, and steak sauce in the container of a food processor or blender. Process until well blended. 
Prick steaks on both sides with a fork, and place in a shallow container with a lid. Pour marinade over steaks, cover, and refrigerate at least 3 hours, or overnight. 
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, or light charcoal, and wait until coals are completely white. Soaked wood chips may be added to the coals when ready for a smoky flavor, if you like. 
Remove steaks from marinade, and discard the marinade. Lightly oil the grilling surface, and place steaks on the grill. Cover, and grill steaks for about 10 minutes on each side, or to your desired degree of doneness.