The forty-fourth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Filet Mignon with Zucchini and Parsley-Caper Sauce, can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 109, and was chosen for the group by Gaye. The forty-fifth recipe I made is Pan-Steamed Broccoli With Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley Gremolata, is found on page 253, and was chosen by Sarah.
Ingredient list for the steak recipe: shallot, capers, parsley, olive oil, sherry vinegar, black peppercorns, filet mignon, zucchini, and salt.
Ingredient list for the broccoli recipe: broccoli, lemon, parsley, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
This meal was made on a night I needed big flavors and a big plate of food (although it is pretty calorie-friendly with all the veggies on it), so I combined two of the weeks' recipe choices and came up with a guy-pleasing dinner of steak and veggies. It worked out nicely as I cooked the zucchini in the same pan as the steak was cooked in after the steak was finished and resting, the zucchini doesn't take long at all and it picked up all those lovely pan juices and such from the steak, very nice.
While many mothers struggle trying to get their children to eat broccoli, my two boys have loved broccoli right from their first forays into solid food, I could make broccoli every night and they would happily eat it with joy, so it is nice to have another broccoli recipe at hand, the lemon/garlic flavor in this one is delicious and gives it all light fresh flavors.
While the parsley caper sauce for the steak was nice, it probably is not a big repeat here, I can think of other sauces we prefer much more, but it was nice to try it. Two really nice recipes. Definitely worthy of a repeat.
If you wonder how the others did this week, click here for the steak recipe and click here for the broccoli recipe to follow their post links. You can also find the recipe schedule for the coming weeks there.