Another weeknight triumph
Not really knowing what I was after, I stopped at Publix on my way home from work. I came out with some salad greens, corn on the cob, and a strip steak. Needless to say, the corn and the lettuce are still in the fridge. The steak went on the grill pretty much asap. In the time it took for my charcoal chimney to get the coals gray I put together a Thai-style salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, chiles, Thai basil, lime juice, and fish sauce. I've found that you can't really go wrong pairing that with a steak, whether it be hot off the grill or left-over.
As for the steak itself, it was a $6 steak. What can I say. It was decent, but a little grainy in texture. I don't know why I decided to get the strip instead of the t-bone. I guess I didn't want that much steak. If anything, what I wound up with was just the right size.
I'm still sorting through the foot and a half stack of Gourmet magazines. So far the best thing I've found is a recipe for clams casino, which I probably havn't had in about 10 years. It's been far too long. Clams, bacon, butter, some peppers? C'mon.