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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Recipe: Balsamic Steak with Garlic Zucchini (& Mushrooms)

Last week I tried menu planning and picking out some recipes then buying the stuff at the store to make them. It sort of worked and sort of didn't. I got all the stuff but only made 1-2 of the items. Bonus was - I didn't have to grocery shop this week so I saved money! 

I get two cooking magazines - Everyday Food and Cooking Light. They both are so packed full of goodness - I really look forward to getting them every month. 

I found one in Everyday Food I had to try - and I already had the flank steak in the freezer for it! 



This was DELICIOUS! I never think about using balsamic but when I do - I'm always amazed at how delicious it is. This time, when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. It was super simple to make and delicious! I added in mushrooms because I love them. The best part was that Larry ate not only the steak but the vegetables - and he HATES mushrooms - but I think the sauce was so good - he didn't care! I will definitely be making this one again and again! 

Balsamic Steak with Garlic Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into thin half-moons
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add garlic and zucchini, season with salt and pepper, and saute until zucchini is tender and browned in spots, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet. Season steak with salt and pepper and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and loosely tent with foil.
  3. Discard fat from skillet, then add vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper. Cook, stirring, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Slice steak; add any accumulated juices from steak to skillet and stir to combine. Drizzle steak with sauce and serve alongside zucchini.





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