Tag: food and wine

Two recipes for the price of one!

In the April 2010 issue of Food and Wine there was an article on great 60 minute meals, and these were both part of the “Steak Dinner, Italian Style” meal. With some changes. The Gorgonzola deliciousness was originally mushrooms and onions, but swapping out potatoes worked perfectly. And I did not make the polenta. And I only made 1 lb. of flank steak instead of the 2.5 lbs. called for in the recipe, but I made the full amount of marinade. That was just me not thinking about it at the time, but it was nice having the steak good and smothered.

This was super delicious, and most of the hour was hands-off waiting time. So that was also pretty excellent. PLUS, I’ve discovered the joys of Picasa’s soft focus feature when editing my pics. Look out, world.

Read more on Grilled Balsamic-and-Garlic Flank Steak w/ Gorgonzola-Roasted Potatoes and Onions…

Mo's sticky ribsI got this recipe from the August 2009 issue of Food and Wine. They were, indeed, sticky. This is a recipe from Mogridder’s, the famous barbecue truck in the Bronx. I have mixed feelings about them.

I didn’t use baby backs because I had some St. Louis ribs already in the freezer. They were good and tender, a little fatty, and not plentiful enough. If I made these again I’d use the baby backs, and more of them. They were definitely missing the smoke of a real barbecued rib, but for an indoor/oven version they weren’t bad at all. However, broiling anything for that long can lead to some fun smoke detector adventures. Adam and I were both kind of cranky by the time the ribs were actually finished. I’d also line my rimmed cookie sheet with foil, that sauce destroyed it. I halved the recipe, but here’s the full one.

Mo’s Sticky Ribs (from August ’09 Food and Wine)

2 1/4 pounds baby back ribs
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Granulated garlic, for sprinkling
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
1 tablespoon whole cloves
One 12-ounce bottle of lager
1 cup ketchup
1 cup peach or apricot jam
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Read more on Recipe-A-Day Week Vol. II: Day Four, Mo’s Sticky Ribs…