Thursday, July 10, 2008

Super Skinny Steak with Arugula and Parm

On the way home, I stopped for gas and in the first time since I've started driving, the gas nozzle fell out of my tank and splashed some gasoline on my wedges and jeans (my nice ones at that). For fear of a homeless person setting me on fire, I capped off at $20 and hightailed it out of there. After briefly Googling how to properly wash gasoline stained clothes, I threw my jeans in the washer and got this super skinny steak in the pan. I saw Giada do a version of this on her show ages ago and though this lady-sized portion was too thin to be anywhere near juicy, it was refreshing and easy to make.

I was most excited about the cheese, though; I haven't gotten good parmiagiano reggiano in a while. The arugula added a pleasant zing and balanced the dish perfectly. It was very refreshing, possibly due to the fact that it was a real live produce bunch rather than the pre-washed kind. I think it was my first time cleaning arugula, there was a lot of dirt! I must admit, however, I had to have some leftover pasta from the other night; I'm not much of a lady when it comes to eating.

Pairs well with: The Long Kiss Goodnight.
Something cheesy, slightly bitter and something you can (sort of) sink your teeth into? Sounds like it's time for some Charly Baltimore. Gasoline actually helps Charlie out of a pretty tight bind in this movie, so it's even got a tie-in with my unfortunate gas station incident. There are many great scenes of Geena Davis being pale and destructive in this '90s extravaganza, but a favorite of mine is when she uses ice skates as a method of transportation to go after some bad guys in cars. I am shit on ice, so I find this move particularly impressive. Plus, Samuel L. Jackson acting bewildered and pissed? It's a no-brainer.

7 comments:

Julia said...

Marie, I love this!! And the thought of that steak is making me drool...! Can't wait to follow your entries here. :)

Mary P. from PrettyGoodThings.com said...

Again, this looks great. I like seeing this summery food that is light and delicious looking. Last night Nick and I made linguine in clam sauce because I was inspired by you, my dear.

Marie said...

Julia- I hope to have some brunch related posts up in the near future as you brunch like nobody's business!

Mary- Me, inspire? I'm happy to be of service!

sarah said...

That looks delish! I obviously don't cook, but if I ever see this on a menu I'll get it for sure!

Marie said...

Sarah, if you don't cook, does that mean Greg takes care of food matters? :)

immaeatchu said...

i was just telling someone the other day that steak is really like fast food. cooks in few minutes (especially the skinny sort) and super easy for a quick summer dinner. i loved the long kiss goodnight!

Marie said...

Immaeatchu: Yeah, steak is such an easy thing to make, especially for immediate hunger satiation. And a big woohoo for Geena Davis and her badass bleached-blond-hair ways!