Need a change in your dinner routine? Tired of grilling steaks, burger, brats, and chicken? Try these! You can do many flavor combinations to change it up to your liking.
I usually make mine with olive oil, herbs, baby spinach leaves, and parmesan cheese but yesterday I had to branch out and try something different.
I usually buy my flank steak from Sam's Club. It's bigger than what I find in my local grocery stores. Flank Steak is rectangle shaped- so I take the meat and put the skinny end towards me and then cut halfway through the meat but stopping just short of cutting all the way through. This way you can open it like a book. I cover it with plastic wrap and pound it out with my meat tenderizer. This is a great stress reliever! Then you place your filling on the meat and roll it up. But I had major issues yesterday. I should have known my meat didn't look like a large enough cut of meat but then the butcher told me he'd already cut it. I got it home, unfroze it , and discovered that it wasn't cut at all. And it was small. Too small to cut. So I just had to pound out what I had on hand and make do.
See what I mean? eek. Little.
I drizzled olive oil and some italian herbs on the meat and that's about the time I went to the fridge and discovered I had no baby spinach. All that was left was in a bowl of left over salad. I decided to go ahead and try to use the few pieces I could salvage out of it but it was slim pickens~ so I decided I needed another ingredient to liven these up. That's when I came up with this.
It had a strong scent so I decided that just a little bit would go a long way!
So I added my pieces of spinach and then in a flash of brilliance (lol) I decided to add prosciutto. Hey, why not? I had it on hand. Then I grated some fresh parmesan cheese on top.
The you roll it up as tightly as you can. Mine.. not so tight.
I then wrapped it in plastic wrap and refrigerated it for a little while.
Then cut it in about inch wide pieces. Use toothpicks to secure.
The end pieces aren't so pretty. You could discard the ends if you like but since I had such a small cut of flank steak I decided to use them.
Grill just as you would a steak, 2-3 minutes on each side is plenty of time.
Serve it up! We had a wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese and bacon crumbles. A nice break from our usual dinner salad.
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!