Hola amigos. I leave tomorrow. tomorrow. I can't even.
This week is recipe heavy, but I need to leave y'all with some stuff to do! I'll be posting from my trip, but recipes are always fun to try out. I love tweaking them to my personal taste and making them special just for moi. Try it out, lemme know, just don't burn the house down.
So we all know I ain't scared of red meat. I've been making steak on Sundays lately since I love waking up early, having a delightful breakfast, and taking my sweet sweet time at the grocery store.
For this particular meal, I wanted a juicy steak and some veggies. I decided on lemon parmesan roasted zucchini and opted to make a super zesty chimichurri sauce that I was literally licking from a spoon.
To make your steak, please reference my Meathead Friday post.
Now that you're a steak samurai, we can get on with it.
I love this stuff so much. It's garlicky, zesty, a little spicy and I love how GREEN it is. You can put it on roasted veggies, chicken, salmon, spoon it into your mouth; I won't judge. I did it.
WHAT YOU NEED:
-3 fresh garlic cloves
-1 bunch flat leaf parsley, stems removed
-1 bunch cilantro, stems removed
-1/2 cup red wine vinegar
-1 shallot, roughly chopped
-1 jalapeño, dice and remove vein and seeds
-1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
-3/4 cup of good olive oil
WHAT YOU DO:
- You have two options here. If you're in a hurry, go for option 1. If you have time, go for 2.
OPTION 1: Combine all ingredients, give it a quick swizzle, and let sit for 20 minutes.
OPTION 2: Combine all ingredients in a food processor (I use my Nutribullet) and give it a swirl. It should be smooth.
-If you went with option 1, do option 2 after the 20 minute infusion period.
AND YOU'RE DONE. Taste it, add whatever you think may be missing. Some like to add more heat, you might need a bit more acid by way of more vinegar, or more salt. Whatever tickles your pickle.
For the zucchini:
- 3 whole zucchini, scrubbed and chopped into matchsticks. You can slice in rounds if you feel like it.
-Preheat oven to 350
-Juice of 1 lemon
-1 tsp salt
-1 tb olive oil
Mix liquids together and add in zucchini to coat with the mixture. Once they are well coated, spread them on your baking sheet and pop in the oven. After about 12 minutes, once you can tell they're cooked through, sprinkle with parmesan/pecorino/hard cheese of your heart's desire and broil for about 2 minutes to melt and brown the cheese.
I hope y'all love these and try them out for yourselves! Let me know! It's always so lovely to hear from y'all in the comments.
Aloha for now, I'm off to the island but will be back next week!