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Spicy, Asian-y, and Beefy.

With the holidays, friends in town, and lots to celebrate (congratulations again, J & M on your engagement!), I’ve been going out to eat a lot and haven’t been doing a whole lot of cooking.  In my defense, this blog makes it seem like I never cook at all, which isn’t true.  I just haven’t trained R the dog to take pictures while I’m cooking and I often forget to take them myself.

To prove to my dad you that I do actually cook, I’m going to start making a better effort to include more recipes here.  Starting with this one:

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R’s flank steak.

You might not know it because I’m the one who tends to do most of the cooking now, but R definitely knows his way around a kitchen and is a pretty darn good cook.  In fact, when we first started dating he cooked for me probably more than I cooked for him.  He cooked me steak, pasta, and even lamb.

That saying about a way to a man’s heart?  It’s true for women too.

Marinated flank steak with rice pilaf and brussels sprouts.

One of my favorite dishes he makes is flank steak that sits overnight in a delicious marinade of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey.  He made this for me early on in our relationship when we took a spur of the moment trip to a cute little teepee-shaped cabin in Virginia in the dead of winter.  He stood outside in the cold and snow and grilled this a perfect medium rare for me.  Needless to say, I was smitten.

He also makes some mean brussels sprouts.  He just sautes them in a hot pan with olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar, coarse salt, and pepper.  You can also toss in some garlic or red pepper flakes.  Just don’t overcook them and they’ll turn out delicious.  It’s so easy and simple (but always tastes better when he makes it).

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