Monday, July 26, 2010

Tuesday Night Supper Club--Grilled Steak with "Pizza Tomatoes"

when the tomatoes are bursting off the vine
i can't help but try and work them into every dinner
tonight is no different
i call these pizza tomatoes 
because, well
your kitchen will smell like a pizzeria
you might want to have some good bread handy for a taste test
Grilled Steak
keeping it simple is the story of the day. i let my steak come to room temperature for about an hour. before throwing the steak on the grill, i rub it with a smashed garlic clove and drizzle a bit of olive oil on it.  i season with a bit of salt and pepper and then grill it to a nice medium rare.  just as it comes off the grill, i squeeze a bit of lemon on it. 
Pizza Tomatoes
as many small tomatoes as you can get your hands on
a handful of garlic cloves-peeled and smashed
lots of fresh herbs
oregano, thyme and rosemary
olive oil
 kosher or sea salt
balsamic vinegar (optional)
throw the tomatoes, garlic and herbs onto a sheet pan.  drizzle with olive generous but don't let them swim in it. sprinkle on some salt and pepper and then pop into a 350F preheated oven.  let cook until they burst and are all soft and gooey.  remove from oven and then drizzle with just the tiniest bit of balsamic vinegar (if using).  
you can eat these hot or room temperature. they are great with beef, chicken or even a nice piece of fish.
and don't forget. beginning next week we start the Tuesday Night Supper Club link-up. share your favorite go-to meal of the week. check out the how-to's here.
Tuesday Night Supper Club


  1. That meal looks delicious and I don't even eat red meat. You make it look/sound easy.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  2. I agree - it looks delicious (am an eater of red meat - so lucky me :-)

    I ventured to your profile looking for an email address - can't believe you're in Pasadena. We moved to Virginia from Pasadena 22 years ago. Small world.
    For me, blinking is too much - that's just me - not trying to influence you. Looking forward to the supper club being a huge success.

  3. Cheers to Supper Club. Your post is proof that simple is best. I absolutely love Summer tomatoes and use them often.

    Great post.

  4. YUM what a lovely summer dinner!

  5. That steak looks divine! Great tip about letting it come to room temp before throwing it on the grill! The tomatoes are such a beautiful and delicious touch. An edible piece of art!


    hope that you enjoy one or two awards there.
    Happy End of July!


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