Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Asiago Broil with Mushrooms and Apricots in Schnaps

Price per serving for two: $3.57

Hard to believe that such a luscious meal could cost so little. The secret is being brainy at the meat counter. For this dish, you can buy a simple and yet quality cut of beef - chuck eye steak which cost less than five dollars per steak. You will also need to buy champion mushrooms, onion and fresh apricots. As for the  Apricot Schnaps maybe you have some in the pantry from last Christmas. This dish can be made without the Schnaps, substituting with organic honey.

Marinate your steaks in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and sea salt over night.  Though this is a 'broil' you can also do this recipe in a hot black iron skillet.

To begin, chop one whole onion and saute in olive oil and coconut oil until caramelized in medium non stick fry pan. To that, add sliced champion mushrooms and a dollop of butter. Next, wash and pit about eight apricots. Halve them and set aside. After pushing aside the onion and mushrooms, you can lay in the apricots. Pour a little apricot schnaps on or use organic honey. Singe the apricots on both sides and then move the onion and mushrooms on top, covering again to simmer for 5 min.

Take the black iron skillet hot from the oven, and flash fry your steaks for 3 min on all sides and then cover for 5 min on high and another 3-4 min on low. The aroma from the sizzling juices produced by the steaks will sweep you away. Top with the mushrooms, onions and apricots. The Asiago part comes in when you put out the cheese and bread.

~ Tutti a Tavola!

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