Thursday, February 11, 2010

CEiMB: Marinated Flank Steak with Gorganzola Sauce


Well, the snow has stopped falling and the sun is shining, now it's just a matter of digging ourselves out! I actually can't complain too much about the snow storms though, I've had my husband and kids home to myself for two great days, and we've done a lot of playing and tromping through the snow.

I was really excited about this one, because I love steak, and I love blue cheese. My husband is not a fan of blue cheese, but he like Gorgonzola...I know, apparently he can REALLY taste a difference.

I made a few changes with this recipe. Rather then grilling the onions, I caramelized them. I also made my sauce with fat free half and half instead of buttermilk, added fresh parsley and lots of ground black pepper. This was a really good dish, and the flavors were outstanding. I was still the only one that liked the Gorgonzola sauce, but I'm kind of used to that :) Thanks for hosting Blair, from Deliciously Golden!

The recipe can be found here.

Is everyone getting ready for Valentine's Day? Glenn and I are thinking about making our own dinner at home? Does anyone have any good suggestions for a nice dinner at home for two?

25 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I love steak.

And you need pie for dinner for two. Two pies. One for each of you.

joepadon said...

This V-day I am making one of the greatest dishes ever IMO. Pot Roast Bolognese! The recipe can be found on Food Network's site and it is simple awesome. I make the Garlic Studded pot roast a few days earlier then use the leftovers for the bolognese. It may not be the most romantic dinner in the world, but the sauce is SO flavorful. My girlfriend and I love it.

BTW, long time reader, first time commenter, love the blog and keep up the great work!

teresa said...
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teresa said...

great idea guys! and joe, thanks so much for the idea, i'm definitely checking it out!

Pam said...

Your flank steak looks great. I will have to try it. For dessert, the Red Velvet Cake I posted today. What's not to love about V-Day? grin!

Jenn said...

I like the gorganzola sauce. Strawberries and chocolate should be a choice for dessert. ;-D

Megan said...

I love Blue Cheese and meat together. This is right up my alley!
I just a posted a Fillet Mignon with Cognac Sauce that you might like! It's one of our favorites and perfect for Valentines!

D said...

Yum, looks good. I bet the sauce is amazing.

Pam said...

I love beef with gorganzola. This meal looks amazing, especially the sauce.

Pamela said...

Yeah, I caramelized my onions, too. So tasty. This was a really good dish and the blue cheese/gorgonzola sauce was so good.

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great oh nice idea to make a fancy dinner at home your a great cook

Erica said...

I'm weird like your husband! I like Gorgonzola and not blue! I think we're just making a comforting soup at home for dinner. We are also planning to go out to either breakfast or frozen yogurt :)Happy weekend and almost Valentine's day

Ingrid said...

LOL, I made London Broil yesterday with PW's blue cheese onion sauce so we're on the same page! :)Everyone loved that sauce. Even I liked it and I don't like onions.

Your hubby sounds like one of my twins. They both have discerning taste buds. :)
~ingrid

Btw, Teresa I was wondering if you could give me the info again on that book review site? I'm sorry that I didn't make note of it. I cleaned out my email box and forgot to save that comment. Thx! Also, I love the new photo of you and the family! Very nice.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

I would totally love the gorgonzola sauce, too. I guess it's a bit too intense for some people, but I love its pungency!

Velva said...

Your marinated flank steak with girganzola sauce looks fabulous! Blue cheese and beef are so flavorful together. Delicious meal.

Glad to hear that the snow has finally stopped and that you had the chance to enjoy some really good quality time with your family. That's priceless.

Diana's Cocina said...

We love steak! This is right up my alley.

Kim said...

I love gorgonzola with beef. It's a classic combination. I think dinner at home on Valentine's Day is very romantic, especially if someone keeps the kids for you. I think you definitely need to have something chocolately, but I'm a chocoholic!

Bob West said...

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I enjoyed visiting your blog
God Bless;

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HoneyB said...

Grumpy would totally love this steak! I always hear how I don't make it often enough (which is true).

Cathy said...

Your gorganzola sauce is perfect with flank steak. It sounds soooo good. I could eat it right now for breakfast.

AppleC said...

Great job. This was a good recipe and either blue cheese or gorganzola - it works for me.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

My husband and I have a favorite local restaurant here and he always get the steak with gorgonzola sauce. It is sooo delicious. I'll have to try that recipe on him :)

Joanne said...

you know I used to think I couldn't tell the difference between blue cheese and gorgonzola but the more I eat them, the more I can. Strange.

This looks delicious! What a great dinner, can't believe it's an Ellie recipe!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I love the sound of this - especially with caramelized onions! How delicious!

Katy said...

Yummm...this sounds restaurant worthy. I would love this as bleu cheese and Gorgonzola are favs; Ole Sweetie-pi would scrape it off and add A-1. Go figure. I'm thinking petit filet mignons tonight. We'll see. Have to hide the A-1 bottle first though.