Monday, April 3, 2017

Spontaneous Italian Cooking ~ Fresh, Flavorful and Frugal!

Good wine does need time but Italian cooking does not...

Good Italian cooking certainly requires some time and effort but it does not have to be an all day process. Really, all cooking can and should be spontaneous, fresh and full of flavor. This Italian dish is just that.

All you need is a tender flank steak cut into strips and marinated with a meat tenderizer. As for the rest of the ingredients, stop off and pick up some asparagus, a package of dried sun tomatoes and probably you have in your kitchen pantry a box of linguine pasta.

Start the water to boil for the pasta. Then, stir fry on high/med heat washed asparagus spears in 2 tbs of olive oil and coconut oil, sprinkling in some garlic powder, red pepper flakes and dried herbs: rosemary, mint and oregano. Push the asparagus aside and lay in the flank steak strips, searing for 2-3 min on high heat. Toss in half of the package of sun dried tomatoes and stir blending the asparagus, steak and tomatoes. Drizzle on some red Marsala wine or Worcestershire sauce even a low sodium soy sauce and 2 tbs of beef stock for a clean flash finish.

When the pasta is tender, drain, rinse and ladle onto a low lipped serving plate topping top with the steak, sun dried tomatoes and asparagus stir fry.

~ Tutti a Tavola! ...a bottle of olive oil and nutty sweet balsamic vinegar on the table is a must!

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