Sunday, October 14, 2007

Cooking with wine...


Recipe
Rosemary-Merlot Flank Steak

One of my best friend's mom, Linda, has a little sign hanging up in her kitchen in Pleasant View Court (shout-out to Mounds View!) that says, "I love to cook with wine...sometimes I even put it in food." For some reason, I always thought that was really clever and amusing. I'm pretty easily entertained, what can I say? Anyway, I always think of her kitchen every time I make a recipe that calls for wine.

Red wine and red meat go FANTASTICALLY together in cooking, I have discovered relatively recently. This recipe is great comfort food...very fall-ish, except for the grilling part, I guess. We still like to use our grill in the fall, but if you don't want to use yours, this recipe works well inside with a broiler pan.

And keep in mind, those of you who are cooking with wine...this recipe really isn't the same unless you remember to put some in the food.

4 comments:

swirlingnotions said...

This looks great Elisabeth (as you know, I'm a big fan of wine . . . both in the dish and out of the glass ;-))! The sidedish looks great too . . . is it pasta or cauliflower? I'd be curious to know.

By the way, I've had some fantastic Merlots lately . . . seems they're making a comeback. One we had this weekend, Yoakim Bridge Merlot. And, of course, I always like the Clos du Bois. :-)

Cheers,
Lia

Elisabeth said...

The side dish is just sliced potatoes that we roasted in foil packets on the grill with the steak. I put some of the extra wine sauce over them.

I'd love to try the Clos du Bois sometime!

Anonymous said...

i imagine dr gets a bit of credit here! it sounds very flavorful and i love the sprig of rosemary as garnish!

Elisabeth said...

DR gets credit as the "grillmaster" - always! :)