Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Dinner on the Grill: Steak, May 25, 2015

Usually, Jeannene is the one who buys steaks. I like them just fine, but they are really her thing. When she cooks, it's very frequently steak or pasta. So, she was terribly surprised when I came home with two beautiful porterhouse steaks the other day. She was nosing through the grocery bags and spied them, then pulled them out and said, in amazement, "When did you get so good at picking steaks? Wow, you got a really good deal on these!"

Yesterday evening, she reveled in the lovely weather as she grilled the steaks, rubbed with garlic salt, Maldon salt, and pepper, to perfection on our patio. I stayed inside, making white bean mash and a corn casserole that Jeannene loved. She said, "Now, this is Def Corn Five!" I was glad I'd made something that made up for her disappointment at the previous night's casserole. The recipe came from the Deen Brothers and can be found here.  Personally, I'd've liked it better if I'd mixed the corn all the way into the cream cheese before baking and maybe added some garlic salt to it, but it was pretty good. The mash is a nice alternative to mashed potatoes. All you do is cook some minced garlic, lemon zest, and chopped fresh rosemary in a bit of olive oil until fragrant. Then, add a drained can of cannellini beans and heat through, mixing well. Finally, mash the beans with a wooden spoon or potato masher.

1 comment:

Lawrence Neal said...

Jeannene was right, that steak looks amazing! A good steak starts off with choosing the right cuts, and that one certainly fits the bill. The bean mash and corn casserole does seem like a good alternative for mashed potatoes, and the corn adds a certain sweetness that provides a good contrast to the steak. Anyway, thanks for sharing that recipe for the casserole. Cheers!

Lawrence Neal @ Prime 13