Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sometimes we just get really tired of eating out. I think that even if I lived in NYC, with a new place to eat on every corner, I'd still get tired of it. It isn't just the idea of home cooking, but more so the idea of eating something lighter, cleaner, and simpler than typical restaurant fare. I also forget how much cheaper it is to eat at home!

Lately I've really been on the mark in the kitchen which has made us not want to go out. I'm trying some new things and refining some of our favorite standbys. It's all simple "30-minute meal" type food that we'd both take over a restaurant anytime. Blog, be excited.

Spicy Korean Steak Stirfry
adapted from Gourmet

1/4 C soy sauce
2 tblsp rice vinegar (not seasoned)
1 tblsp grated peeled ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp sambal oelek (substitute sirachi if not available)
2 tsp sugar
1.5 tsp sesame oil

1 to 1 1/4 lb flank steak
half of a big red onion, chunked
1 pint sliced crimini mushrooms
1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)

Combine all the ingredients in a small dish, stir and set aside. On the stove top, saute the pepper, red onion, and mushrooms in a bit of oil. I like it charred a bit. Meanwhile cook the steak. I use flank steak for just about everything but you can use another cut of beef for this recipe as well. Just don't overcook it! I did the flank steak under the broiler just with salt and pepper. When it was cooked to medium, I took it out spooned some of the sauce over it and let it sit before slicing. The rest of the sauce add to the skillet. Add the sliced beef to the pan to let it all incorporate for a minute then serve over rice. It's spicy!

1 comment:

  1. Some pros to eating out:
    no dishes
    people serving you

    big portions
    leftover issues (like not going straight home or something)

    pros for in:
    less crap in food (sometimes)
    can change recipe however you want
    cheaper (sometimes)

    cooking for one sucks (not that I cook, but when I was in my apt I'd end up eating one big meal a day, haha.)