Sunday, April 26, 2009


It's always fun to switch up the mundane dinner dishes with something new. Even better is when it receives rave reviews. I am always looking for fun ways to serve the same old thing...but I respect the basics...The basics are the flavors that bring us all to the table. And of course, I love it if it is easy. Effortless doesn't mean you were lazy or just didn't just means you know your way around the kitchen. My motto is : work smarter...not harder. So try this one out and tell me what you think! (Oh by the way, the title says: sirloin wrapped asparagus and teriyaki sauce....oh yea baby!)


1 pound fresh asparagus, with ends snapped off
½ pound sirloin steak
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
Pinch of salt
Pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper

Pound out the sirloin until very thin (like two sheets of paper together). Combine the oil and spices in a shallow dish and rest steak in it for 30 minutes. Cut the steak into strips and wrap around the asparagus. Fry in a hot skillet for about four minutes. Reduce heat to medium and drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Let sauce caramelize onto the asparagus; watch it so it doesn’t burn.


2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons fresh ginger
1 cup pineapple juice
½ cup + 2 Tablespoons Soy sauce
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon molasses

In a saucepan, stir all of the ingredients together. Bring to a bubble over medium-high heat. Cook for five minutes.

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