After a long boat day, easy meals are key. Usually, we end up ordering from Shanti, our favorite Indian restaurant, stopping by Savin Bar + Kitchen, ordering sushi from Van Shabu, or just eating random stuff around the house.
Lately I have been on a mission to eat better and to spend less on takeout that we sometimes don’t even really want. Planning ahead for meals that require a few ingredients and minimal preparation is key. This past weekend, after a long hot day out, I headed home and after a little shower and rest, I put together a pretty spectacular meal, if I do say so myself.
All it took were a couple of beefsteak tomatoes cut into thick slices, a red onion, also cut into thick slices, a handful of gorgonzola cheese, a splash of balsamic from our trip to Eataly, and a good steak from Whole Foods.
Since it was raining, we pulled out the indoor grill pan and threw on the steak, simply seasoned with pepper on both sides. Next up, I grilled the onion, just so that it was a little soft on the outside. I like onions to still have a little bite when cooked.
Finally, I put the tomato on the grill pan for about 30 seconds before taking everything off and assembling stacks of tomato, steak, and onion, topping each with a handful o gorgonzola and a drizzle of balsamic.
This dinner took less than 20 minutes, but it felt like a fancy restaurant meal. Good ingredients, simple preparation, and flavors that go well together all made for a delicious dinner. I love summer.
How have you been enjoying local produce and simple meals lately?