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Crostini Delights

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Not too long ago I was watching an episode of the Sandwich King on the Food Network channel and he gave me an idea for a recipe. Granted, his version of a steak crostini was much more high end than mine but I would put my Crostini Delights up against his any day. No Jeff Mauro, that is not a challenge.

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My family is not big on eating beef so making a light dish with a little beef was right up my alley. Crostini Delights can easily be adapted to whatever you like on slices of french bread. Before I made my Crostini Delights for my hubby he only raved about having bruschetta which I layered on thin slices of french bread. Now, he raves about the “Delights”.

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On the Sandwich King, the host flashed fried thin slices of filet mignon and built layers of meat, pesto, rosemary, gorgonzola cheese and sliced cherry tomatoes. Like I said, his version is high end. My version uses deli slices of London broil instead of filet mignon which still has great flavor and is very tender. To make the crostinis my own I paired different ingredients to create a melt in your mouth treat. Put this recipe on the list for your next dinner party as an appetizer and I am sure your guests will be raving about the great taste of the Crostini Delights.

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Crostini Delights

 Ingredients:

1 thin crusty french bread loaf

½ lb deli sliced London broil

¼ lb sliced provolone cheese

2 Roma tomatoes sliced then cut in half

½ cup gorgonzola cheese

¼ cup BBQ sauce

basil leaves

olive oil for drizzling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Slice entire french bread loaf at an angle to create bite sized pieces of sliced. Drizzle olive oil over each slice of bread. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes until bread is lightly browned. Remove from oven.

While bread is baking, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Pour BBQ sauce around the bottom of the pan then add the slices of London broil. Quickly toss the meat in the warm pan until well coated with sauce. Turn off heat.

Once the bread is lightly browned layer each slice with gorgonzola cheese, London broil, a basil leaf, two pieces of tomato then top with a little provolone cheese. Place back in the oven for a few minutes until the provolone cheese melts. Serve immediately.

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London Broil Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

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Steak, potatoes and salad is a hearty meal that real meat eaters love. I must admit I am a meat eater but I am not big on eating red meat. My friend Girly Girl is a true meat eater especially when it comes to beef. She loves a good steak and savors every bite. I cannot remember a time when she didn’t order some style of beef whenever we would go out to dinner. Recently, Girly Girl and I were talking about recipes and I told her I was working on a variety of salads since the weather was getting warmer and I preferred preparing lighter meals in the summer. She immediately asked if I had a steak salad. At the time I did not but Girly Girl got me to thinking about creating one.

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The elements of a good steak dinner are a tender steak (of course), sauteed onions, a baked potato and salad. Creating a salad that incorporated all of those ingredients didn’t quite work for me. So, I decided to make a basic salad that included thinly sliced pieces of London Broil instead of a hearty steak just to keep it light. Some of you might be thinking who has time to fix London Broil just to put it on a salad? I certainly don’t. It was easier to go to the deli at my local grocer. They always have delicious London Broil that is tender, cooked to perfection and full of flavor. After layering the salad with the London Broil, I topped it off with crispy fried onions.

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There were only two things missing when I finished pulling the salad together. Dressing and potatoes. To elevate the salad I drizzled a little blue cheese over the crispy fried onions then I added a small buttered baked potato on the side to make the meal complete.

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I think Girly Girl is gonna like this one.

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London Broil Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

Ingredients:
½ lb London Broil
1 – 2 heads romaine lettuce sliced
1 large onion sliced thin
1 cup panko bread crumbs
4 cups vegetable oil
½ cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
½ cup green pepper sliced thin
½ cup flour
¼ cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Adobo seasoning (optional)
blue cheese dressing

Place sliced onion rings in a Ziploc bag. Season with salt, pepper and Adobo seasoning. Add flour and shake to coat the onion rings. In a bowl beat eggs and milk together. In a second bowl place panko bread crumbs.

Heat vegetable oil in a large pot until lightly smoking. In batches dip floured onion ring slices in egg mixture then panko bread crumbs. Shake off excess crumbs. Add to oil and cook until golden brown flipping onion rings to evenly brown. Drain on paper towels.

Layer romaine lettuce, green peppers, tomatoes and London Broil on a dinner plate. Sprinkle with onion rings then drizzle with blue cheese dressing.

Feeds 3 – 4 people.

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Deli London Broil 2 for 1

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Recently I was trying to think of something quick to make that would not involve chicken. Don’t get me wrong. I love chicken but every now and then my family wants to eat meat without feathers or scales. Red meat is not really part of our diet but a nice piece of beef once in a while is welcomed.

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I had no idea of what to make when I got to the grocery store. I was wondering around the deli department when I saw a beautiful piece of London broil on sale. Sandwiches first came to mind but then I thought I could saute the meat and place it on top of portobella mushrooms for a little more flair. By the time I finished wondering up and down the groceries aisles I had come up with a new recipe that could be served in two different ways using the same ingredients.

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To top off my new creation I decided to make a simple yogurt dressing. I wasn’t sure how to make yogurt dressing so I just added ingredients I thought would blend naturally with yogurt. I used plain Greek yogurt because it is thick, holds up well and absorbs other flavors nicely when you mix them with the yogurt.

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Deli London Broil 2 for 1

Ingredients:

1 ½ lb deli sliced London broil

1 green onion sliced

1 jar beef au jus

1 tbsp minced garlic

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp olive oil

½ medium jar roasted red peppers in oil

4 portobello mushrooms

6 small club rolls sliced in half

This recipe can be served as a sandwich or on top of the portobello mushrooms.

General Recipe:

Place olive oil in a large fry pan with butter over medium heat to melt butter. Add roasted red peppers, green onion and garlic. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add beef au jus and seasonings then bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add London broil to the pan. Gently coat meat with sauce mixture. Remove from heat.

For Sandwiches:

Thinly slice portobello mushrooms. Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a medium frying pan. Add mushrooms, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.

Warm club rolls then layer with London broil, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and yogurt dressing.

Portobella tops:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove stems from portobella mushrooms and wipe clean with a damp paper towel. Brush with olive oil and place on a rimmed cookie sheet. Season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and layer with London broil, roasted red peppers and yogurt dressing.