Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Flank Steak with Tomatoes and Red Onion

This new recipe from EMeals is one of my favorites! J made this meal for one of our favorite Raleigh couples. We love trying new restaurants, but it's really fun having friends over to enjoy a quieter, relaxed night at our apartment. 

This one will definitely impress your guests.
Recipe from EMeals: serves 2
Main dish: 
3/4 lb flank steak 
1 Tbs olive oil, divided
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp red wine vinegar

Thinly slice the steak diagonally across into 1 1/2 inch strips. Heat 2 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steak in 2 batches, 5 minutes or so to degree of doneness. Remove to platter. Heat remaining 1tsp oil in pain over medium-high and add tomatoes, onion, and garlic, cook for 4 minutes or onion is tender. Return beef to skillet and add soy sauce and vinegar. Cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. 

Side Dish: 
12 oz cauliflower florets (4 cups)
1 oz goat cheese 
2 Tbs plain low-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tbs chopped fresh chives 

Arrange cauliflower in a steamer basket over boiling water. Steam for 12minutes or until tender. Cool 10mins. Transfer to food processor, add cheese, yogurt, cover and process until smooth, season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with chives and top with steak and veggies. 

The chef also cooked asparagus as a side. 
The sauce for this was a red wine reduction drizzled over the top of everything. 

I love sharing meals with friends, and I love that Allison and Jarod always bring a few bottles of wine and delicious dessert. This time Allison brought ice cream cake because we both had May birthdays and were apart for the actual days. I love this sweet friend! 
Linking up with Jessica and Ashley


  1. All of your emeals always look so fancy! I've never cooked anything that looks as fancy as your stuff at home before, ha! I need to start practicing! Thanks for linking up with Jess and I!

  2. I agree. The plating is brillant.