Flank Steak Caprese

We had dinner with my sister and her wife, last night. Dinner at their house is always a treat, because little sister is such a great cook. Between us, she is the better cook, by far. She has an intuitive style that is unbeatable.

When we arrived, she had zucchini fritters waiting for us. They had another monster from their garden and needed to do something other than sauté as a side… Naturally, I didn’t get a picture or a recipe, but suffice to say, they were delicious.

The actual dinner was exceptional. A marinated flank steak with blistered tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil,

Flank Steak Caprese

and a fresh spinach and ricotta bruschetta…

Too awesome for mere words…

The flank steak was marinated in a balsamic marinade and grilled to perfection. I didn’t get a recipe, but your favorite balsamic concoction would work quite well. Save some to drizzle over everything to finish… The cherry tomatoes – also from their garden – were placed into a cast iron skillet with just a bit of oil and allowed to blister.

The grilled steak went on the platter, the tomatoes on top, chunks of fresh mozzarella on top of that, fresh basil, and a good drizzle of the balsamic marinade – along with the juices collected in the plate before slicing.

The bruschetta was another total delight.

Fresh spinach sautéed with garlic and crushed red pepper… ricotta and cream cheese melted in, spread onto slices of sourdough, topped with parmesan, and then under the broiler. A crispy gooey taste sensation.

My stomach is smiling just thinking of it…