Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tapdancing tongue and tastebuds


It was worth waiting an extra day to make the recipe that was rolling around in my head. I had intended to make it yesterday but....well, migraines happen.

Short and sweet post tonight - just the pictures and recipe.


Rolled Flank Steak

1 pound flank steak
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled, cut in half, and then sliced thinly
8 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup red wine
1 tsp worcestershire
2 dashes hot sauce
Sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a skillet over low heat, melt the butter and olive oil together. Add the onion and coo, stirring occasionally, until they are very soft, about 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to cook until they release their juice, about 10 more minutes. Add the wine, worcestershire, and hot sauce. Mix well, then bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until the liquid is gone. Turn off the heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

While the onion/mushroom mixture is cooling, prepare the steak by releasing your frustrations with a mallet (aka tenderizing). Believe me, you need to do this - flank steak is a tough cut of meat! Spread the mustard over one side of the steak. Pile the onion/mushroom mixture down the middle of the steak (go the long way instead of the short way). Gently roll the steak into a "jellyroll." Place into a baking dish and place into the oven. Bake for 1 hour for medium.

Serve with lumpy ol' mashed potatoes.

6 comments:

Lynn Barry said...

Yum yum...this makes me drool...very good.

Sheri said...

Lynn, it is!

Mike Eberhart said...

Looks and sounds wonderful. And, I think you kept it a very straightforward recipe that most people cold create with just a minor amount of planning (getting the ingredients ahead of time mainly) Good job! And, with that wine/dijon/mushroom combo, it just sounds excellent.

Erin S. said...

Sheri, this looks amazing. I have been so busy with work that I haven't been looking at blogs lately. Glad I checked this out today.

Sheri said...

Mike, I created this one in my head while driving. And it's worth it to try - at least, IMHO.

Erin, welcome back! And thanks :-)

Liz said...

love flank and never would have thought of this one- love it!