Mangia Monday!

“Grilling, broiling, barbecuing - whatever you want to call it - is an art, not just a matter of building a pyre and throwing on a piece of meat as a sacrifice to the gods of the stomach.”
-James Beard

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had a great time with my family, but now I am ready to get back to a "normal" routine! It is supposed to be another lovely week in my neck of the woods - so nice in fact, that I think grilling is definitely in order!

"It is better to have grilled and lost (the hot dogs) than never to have grilled at all."
-Ed Levine

Enjoy this recipe for the grill!

Grilled Flank Steak w/ Avocado Salad

Serves: 4


* 1 cup mild salsa (use your favorite)
* 1-2 limes, juiced (3-4 Tbs)
* 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 large red onion, cut into thin strips
* 1/2 can black beans, rinsed well
* 2 avocados, halved, peeled, pit removed & sliced (soak in lemon juice for 15")
* 1 Tbsp lemon juice (plus more for soaking avocados)
* 1 bag french blend salad mix (ie: dole)
* 2 medium tomatoes, diced
* 1 Lb. flank steak
* Salt and Pepper
* 3 Tbsp Olive oil
* Corn bread


Salad Dressing:

1.) Combine salsa, lime juice and olive oil in a bowl.
2.) Puree with blender, then set aside.

Avocado Salad:

1.) Combine onions, beans, avocados, lemon juice and salad mix in a large bowl.
2.) Toss gently with dressing.
3.) Refrigerate until ready to serve.


1.) Preheat grill on high for 10 min.
2.) Clean grill with wire brush.
3.) Using soft cloth, coat grill grate lightly with vegetable oil.
4.) Season both sides of meat with salt and pepper.
5.) Drizzle both sides of meat with olive oil.
6.) Sear meat until bottom 1/4 of meat has changed color, about 2-4 min.
7.) Turn and sear other side.
8.) Reduce heat to medium and close lid.
9.) Cook meat to desired temperature.
10.) Remove from grill, and slice on angle against grain.
11.) Divide Avocado Salad equally among four plates.
12.) Place sliced meat on top of salad and serve with corn bread.

"Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved."
-Bobby Flay

Joke of the Day:
"Knock knock"
"Who's there?"
"Grill who?"
"Grill of my dreams, I love ya'"

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


Robin@creations-anew.com said...

Now that looks YUMO - I'm a "red meat" kind of Girl!!!!

Momma J said...

Oh yummy!