Yvonne of Stone Gable is hosting a new weekly meme and I am happy to join in. Thanks for hosting, Yvonne, and for sharing all those great mouthwatering recipes and helpful tips and tutorials. Getting on your invite list is one of my personal goals. :)
I had three friends over for dinner and this is what we ate. The ladies graciously provided dessert (I think they went a little crazy here)..
Our menu for our girls' night in was
Petite filet mignon
Corn on the cob
Spring mix salad with viniagrette dressing
Miniature pasties, cookies (store bought) and small fruit bowl (from the supermarket)
For the steak I use Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick and sprinkled it on both sides. No need for anything else.
2 lbs. large shrimp, shelled and deveined
bamboo skewers (soak in water at least 30 minutes)
1/2 cup olive oil
zest of a lemon
2-3 garlic cloves chopped
salt and pepper to taste
fresh herbs of your choice, finely minced (optional)
Thread shrimp on skewers and pour marinade over them in a glass dish. Marinate 20 minutes. Place on grill, basting occasionally and turning often.
Corn was fresh and sweet and no room on the grill so into the 'hot tub' it went!
1 clove garlic
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/3 c. sherry vinegar
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. salt
I use my mini processor and pulse all ingredients a few times.
This keeps well in the fridge about a week, in a covered jar.
It was fun catching up and enjoying each other's company, as we live considerable distance from each other. We are all looking forward to the next time.
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