Archive for March, 2009

Steak Tacos / Carne Asada

March 19, 2009
Steak Tacos

Steak Tacos

I found this recipe from Cooks Illustrated and it was delicious!    Top notch.    For a less spicy dish, remove some or all of the ribs and seeds from the jalapenos before chopping them in the marinade.   In addition to the toppings suggested below, try serving the tacos with Sweet and Spicy Pickled Onions (recipe inside), thinly sliced radishes or cucumber, or salsa.   When I tried out the recipe, I just used some Roasted Tomato salsa and it was fantastic with the onions and lime juice on the side.    I also used corn tortillas but using flour is fine according to your tastes.

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Bruschetta Romana

March 1, 2009

This is a favorite of mine from one of my first cookbooks: Betty Crocker’s Italian Cooking.   The whole cookbook is excellent, and I’ve tried this recipe a few times.    I paired this dish with the lasagna for my valentine’s day dinner, and it was a big hit with my girlfriend.   It also looks really nice so it’s a good dish for a cocktail party.     I love baguettes so that’s what I used for the toast.    I usually just put the slices on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes until your desired toast setting.    The topping can be made ahead of time.

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