Monday, April 20, 2009

Its About That Time...


Grilling is one of my most favorite things to do . When I was growing up my dad always did the grilling , never allowing me to help , which was just plain annoying. So when I got married and moved away I knew that I would develop my grilling skills. One thing I learned was the difference between cooking on the grill , and grilling. You can cook things on the grill all day long , but grilling is different. Some people have it and some don't. My husband doesn't . Haha , Love you honey!

So when Matt from Daregal Gourmet emailed me and asked if I wanted to try some frozen herbs the company sells. I jumped on it!! When I got them in the mail and saw they had a grilling blend I knew this would be the first thing I'd try.

I got the grill ready , and seasoned the steaks with the grilling herbs which is a mix of Thyme, Rosemary, Savory and Italian Parsley , i just oiled the steaks and added a little salt and pepper and let them hang out with the herbs while they came to room temp (you never want to grill with cold steaks , it will make the meat more tough). Just 3 minutes on each side , and then let it rest a bit so all the juices don't run out when you cut them and poof! dinner is d.o.n.e.



I also made some roasted potatoes with leeks , man oh man was that yummy!! I used the original blend of herbs with the potatoes , and roasted them for 45 mins at 350. they were PERFECT.


After dinner , I made a really easy strawberry shortcake , with fresh whipped cream.

It ended up being a really great summery meal. Despite the rainy weather outside!!

5 comments:

Alisa@Foodista.com said...

wow, gotta try that grilling blend :) what a lovely meal!

Amanda said...

Wow, these look great, never heard of them. They look delicious!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Those roasted potatoes look soo good! And of course the dessert looks amazing!!

Yum!

beach real estate said...

Your dessert really looks amazing.. tummy tempting..

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