A little everyday chit chat around the table...like we all used to do around my Grandmothers' tables when I was growing up. A little of this...a little of that...nothing too special...but as the years pass, all of it seems so. Come, sit at the Table, contribute, enjoy, stay as long as you want, leave when you need to, and return often!
The recipe chosen this week for CEiMB, using Ellie Krieger's cookbook, The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, was selected by Jen B's Cooking Carveout and is Grilled Thai Beef Salad on page 107.
I have eaten very little Thai food in my life and was excited to see this recipe so that I would have a chance to actually make something with Thai flavoring. Oh my, this does not disappoint as the flavors in the marinade/salad dressing were absolutely delicious.
It all went together quickly and easily, the only real time consuming part being the recommended marinating time. Thai Beef Salad will be a happening dish around here from now on.
I do need to get better at grilling, i.e. not get distracted and lose track of the time, or try to do this in a rainstorm again. My steak got a little bit too done (not that nice juicy red center I like best), but in the end that did not matter at all as the flavors from the marinade and dressing made it all taste delicious, despite the semi-neglectful grilling. (Mark is the grill master around here...now you know why! Hopefully, next time he will be available.)
Next week: Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce, on page 54-55, hosted by Cathy at The Tortefeasor.