Soy-Glazed Flank Steak with Blistered Green Beans

1 lb. beef flank steak 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 T. finely chopped fresh ginger 2 T. soy sauce 1 t. brown sugar 3 T. peanut oil 1 lb. green beans, trimmed and halved 4 scallions, white parts only, thinly sliced 2 T. mirin 1 t. sambal Oelek toasted sesame seeds (optional) Cut the flank…

Carne Asada, Street Tacos Style

We grew up on ground beef tacos — and I thought they were delicious at the time, but as I became an adult it was a major revelation to see the vast array of what tacos could be — carnitas (pretty much my fave), chicken, fish, guajillo beef and so many others. INGREDIENTS Marinade: 5 tablespoons low…

Riad’s Shortribs

The only way I can imagine eating at Balthazar is by cooking their food out here in the West. These are such delicious ribs, wine infused, tender, and rich. I could mainline the sauce! Ingredients Serves 6 to 8  3 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 pounds short ribs Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 2 carrots,…

Beef Barley Soup

My ultimate comfort soup — this is my go to soup in fall and winter. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1  1/2 pounds beef chuck steak or roast, cut into chunks, 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 whole carrots, cut into thick rounds 2 stalks of celery sliced 2-3 yukon gold potatoes,…