Thursday, June 23, 2011

Delicious Farmer's Market Fare

I would have taken a photo of the "before" separate ingredients, but . . .  well, to be honest, I forgot. But this is what our dinner looked like after I fixed it and before everyone dived in, and it was really good!

My daughter and I rode bikes to the Farmer's Market yesterday afternoon.  Being on the bikes limited our purchases (no eggs!).  But we picked up some green beans, grape tomatoes and fresh artisan bread made with sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan. Yum. Okay, so for photo purposes keeping it in the orange bowl wasn't the best choice. But everyone was hungry so I was lucky to even get to take THIS photo!

Flank Steak with Famer's Market Fare

Flank Steak
2 tsp olive oil, separated
Green Beans
Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
1 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbs + 2 tsp soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced

Start salted water to boiling.

Trim the flank steak a bit -- not completely as you'll want some fat for flavor.  Rub 1 tsp of olive oil on one side of the steak.  Generously sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper on it. Repeat on the other side. Grill the steak for 3-4 minutes per side. Do not over cook.  Let sit on the carving board while you do the rest.

Trim the green beans to your taste (size, etc.) and cut the tomatoes in half.  Add the green beans to the boiling salted water, cook about 2-3 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water.

Mix the sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic with a whisk.

With a VERY sharp knife, slice the flank steak across the grain into thin slices.  Add it, and any juices that accumulated while it was resting, to a big serving bowl.  Add the green beans and sauce and mix well. Finally, add the tomatoes.

IF there are any leftovers, they're great the next day.  And very low cal.



Mary said...

We have a small farmer's market here a couple of times/week, but there's a bigger one in the big town/city close by. People find such great stuff; I really, really need to go! And, you're definitely inspiring me!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That looks yummy! That reminds me...I need to go to the farmer's market!

Love the flowers!

Lynn said...

Mmmm, sounds like a yummy dinner, and a wonderful farmer's market. Love those flowers! They are gorgeous. Funny that you mentioned sundried tomato/Parmesan bread -- I had in mind to try making some yesterday. Got as far as the bread dough in my machine, refrigerated it to finish up "later," which, of course, hasn't yet come. Today, I hope, I will make the bread. It sounds like a yummy combination. Thanks for sharing your farmer's market experience -- now I'm off to poke around your blog some more :)