Sirloin Steak Panini

Our local pizza & sandwich joint has a very tasty Flank Steak Panini on their menu that I’ve been ordering for years. I finally decided to just make it at home – tweaking it until it was just right. I’ve never been a big fan of flank steaks because they end up being very fatty…so I use sirloin instead, marinating it and grilling it and adding sautéed marinated red onions, sharp cheddar cheese, tomato, arugula and a smear of black pepper aoili…all piled on toasted rustic sourdough bread…This is the perfect pick-me-up when I’m in the mood for a tasty lunch! Continue reading

Skirt Steak with Caramelized Red Onions & Chimichurri

The first time I ever tried skirt steak was at one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia, Alma de Cuba. What a flavorful piece of meat! They serve a fabulous Vaca Frita; pan seared skirt steak with a side of black beans, white rice and tomato escabeche. Delicious! Since we recently had our nephew-in-law Aquilino visiting for the evening, I decided to recreate this meal for my husband and our guest. My recipe is a mixture of Cuban and Argentinean flavors since I topped it off with caramelized red onions and a delightful chimichurri sauce. Loving the flavors of the chimichurri, I decided to make a rice that combined those ingredients. Alongside the Skirt Steak and Chimichurri Rice, I served red beans and maduros. It was a big hit with the guys!    Continue reading