Thursday, November 4, 2010

Supper Hero

I must say, I wasn't ready for all the applause last night's dinner brought me. My husband and three kids were all raving over this one! I admit, it was pretty good. Because we fired up the barbecue for three short minutes, there was a whisper of summer at our table last night.

If you follow my lead, you will be a supper hero too! (Get it? SuPPer Hero?!? I'm blogarious...)

photo by 'julesjulesjules m' on flickr

Beef Skewers
prepare day before

Flank Steak - the cheap stuff!
3 tbsp hoisin Sauce
3 tbsp sherry
1/4 cup Bragg's soy sauce (this stuff is the best and has no artificial crap)
1 tsp. barbecue sauce of your choice
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger

Throw your hunk of flank steak in a ziploc bag. Set aside. Mix all other ingredients together and pour in the bag. Let marinate overnight.

Cut strips of meat against the grain. Take a wooden skewer and weave a strip of steak on each skewer. Barbecue on preheated grill for three minutes.


Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
photo courtesy of 'pinch my salt' on flickr

4 sweet potatoes; cut into fries
Montreal Steak Spice
Olive Oil

Toss sliced potatoes in bowl with spice and olive oil (enough to coat). Place on cookie sheet in single layer and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Near the end of cooking, crank the heat up to 375 - 400 degrees until they crisp up, turning to toss. Serve with Chipotle Mayo:

Chipotle Mayo a la Gillian (Thanks Gill!)

1/2 cup mayo (use Olive Oil Hellman's)
2 chipotle peppers
juice of one lime
two cloves garlic

Throw all of the above in your food processor and blend until smooth. This is even better the next day after the flavours meld together.


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