I have been on my lazy butt for a long time. Yes, super long time… not that I didn’t cook. I did! I cook almost every weekday. I just haven’t been writing.. I just take pictures, eat, drink, and repeat.
Tonight I was gonna do the same thing. Cook an amazing valentine’s day dinner, with sweat and blood (literally) and call it a night. But when I saw the picture I posted on IG… o well, I needa show you my great (bloody) dinner 😀
Ingredients – broil flank steak
1 pound flank steak
2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp of rice vinegar
2 tbsps of mirin
1 tbsp of olive oil
3 tbsps of water
3 cloves of minced garlic
1 tsp salt
2 tbsps of finely chopped parsley and cilantro
1 tbsp of koji
1/2 minced apple
Mix them all together and marinade for 24 hours in the fridge. Turn it over every couple hours.
When you are ready to cook, take the steak out from the fridge 30 mins before cooking.
Set your broiler to its highest setting. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Remove the steak from the marinade. Broil the steak 6 to 8 minutes per side, about 12 to 16 mins. I cooked mine for 14 mins and rest for 5 mins before slicing. It came out medium rare.
Ingredients – mushrooms ragu and carrots pasta
1 pound of mixed mushrooms
3 green onions
1 Japanese spring onion
2 tbsps of olive oil
1 tsp of dried mixed herbs (thyme, parsley and rosemary)
3 tbsps of sake
1/2 tsp each chili paste, white pepper and salt
Clean, trim and thinly slice the fresh mushrooms, and set them aside.
Thinly slice the green onion and the Japanese spring onion. Reserve the green and white part separately.
Use spiralizer to cut carrots and set aside.
Put the oil in a large pan and place over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add onions and heat to a slow sizzle and cook for 3 mins, stirring often.
Add all the mushrooms and spread them out. Sprinkle in the remaining salt, pepper, chili paste, mixed herbs and sake. Raise the heat a bit and cook covered for about 7 mins or until the sake is evaporated.
Stir in carrots and lower the heat. Cook for 3 mins. Top with reserve green parts of the onions.
It’s ready to serve!