Sunday, August 17, 2008

Steak Diane Dinner Party

My brother in law and sister in law came over for a dinner party. We all had a tough week (some of us worse than others). We had a lot of great food. Some was premade. Here are the recipes for what I made.

Shrimp Cocktail
Gouda cheese and crackers
Spinach dip and crackers
Smashed Garlic Cheddar Potatoes
Grilled Corn
Steak Diane
Chateau Gravat Medoc bordeaux 2005
Frappuccino Martinis
Angel food cake with berries and whipped cream
Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Smashed Garlic Cheddar Potatoes
2 lbs red skin potatoes
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup milk (more or less for desired consistency)
salt and pepper

Dice potatoes into 1 inch chunks.
Boil potatoes and garlic for 20 minutes until fork tender.
Drain potatoes and add cheese, milk, salt and pepper.
Mash with potato masher until mostly smooth.

Grilled Corn
6 ears corn
salt and pepper

Remove husks and silks from corn and pat dry.
Grill on medium high for about 8 minutes (turning every 2 minutes).
Drizzle with butter and salt and pepper.

Steak Diane
Inspired by Paula Dean, but with much less butter
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup diced red onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 of lemon
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
pinch salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 tbsp fresh parsley leaves
4 ribeye steaks

Add butter and oil to pan.
Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to pan.
Cook until mushrooms are tender (about 7 minutes).
Stir in chopped parsley.
Salt and pepper the steaks.
Grill steaks on medium high heat for about 4 minutes per side.
Drizzle sauce or steaks.

Frappuccino Martini's
9 1/2 oz bottle Starbucks frapaccuccino coffee drink
1 1/2 oz Absolut vodka
chocolate syrup

Drizzle martini glass with chocolate syrup.
In a cocktail shaker, mix coffee and vodka.
Shake and pour into martini glass.

1 comment:

Cate said...

That dinner looks amazing!