Thursday, February 4, 2010

steak, tomato romesco & the magic bullet

steak, tomato romesco & the magic bullet
[TO MY ANIMAL LOVIN FRIENDS: I'm so so sorry. I love meat, and eat it very rare, moo-ing is absolutely normal. I hope it doesn't offend you nor deter you from reading the recipe for the tomato romesco because it's DELICIOUS and would be great with some tofu... 143]

My older sister, Lauren, introduced me to Mark Bittman a bit over a year ago. I adore his contributions to the NY Times in his MINIMALIST column and monitor it religiously. His style of cooking is non-intimidating and incorporates flavors from all over the world. Most importantly, his recipes are simple and don't demand the finest ingredients, he suggust them if you have them, however encourages subsitution when you don't want to leave your house ;) In addition, he includes short and charming videos to augment his writing. The following recipe is a very slight rendition of his steak with tomato romesco   simply because I subsituted ingreditents I didn't have.
steak, tomato romesco & the magic bullet
1 lb. of flank or tri tip steak
1 handful of almonds I have small hands by the way ;)
1 handful of cherry or plum tomatoes you want the small ones
5 garlic cloves
1/2 lemon
2 t olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
1 t white vinegar I used white vinegar and balsamic vinegar because I didn't have sherry
crushed red pepper flakes to your liking
salt and pepper to taste 

Rub down the steak with some salt and pepper. Heat up a skillet on high with some olive oil if you have a cast iron, it would be better, I only have steel so it'll have to do...  You want it to be really really hot, so turn on the kitchen fan before your roommates start to haller at you. When you see the heat, add the seasoned steak, almonds and tomatoes to the pan. Add some more salt and pepper to the almonds and tomatoes. There will be smoke and the tomato and almonds will get want this for a smokey flavor that will come out in your romesco. Sear this side of the meat for about 4 minutes. Flip the steak and scoop the tomatos and almonds into a blender or food processor. In my case, the magic bullet ;) 

Turn the oven on broil and place the pan without the tomatoes and almonds into the oven. Broil for 7 - 12 minutes, depending on the thickness and likeness of your steak. 

In the magic bullet that now holds the tomatoes and almonds add the olive oil, garlic, squeezed lemon juice, vinegar and salt to taste and blend away. You want a good gritty consistency... and there you have your tomato romesco. mmmmmmmmmm

Once steak is done, let it sit, so the juices can settle maybe about 8 minutes or so slice, and serve with your tomato romesco. Very easy, and very yummy. Tell me what you think!

much love,


  1. OMG!! I feel yah girlie I love my meat and rare too! I just got a magic bullet for Christmas and I'm definitely gonnna give this recipe a try


  2. Your food is so pretty. I barely eat meat and you made ne hungry. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm following to trade links?


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  4. aww...wish we live close each other so I can taste those food.
    gush, my stomach is rumbling for hunger now!

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  6. I think u r a good husband and i were watching all your blog and we got really hungry...hahaha
    i just upload pictures of my outfit xxx

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  8. Mmm this looks SO delicious! And yes I'm a meat lover as well :P such a great blog so glad I discovered it!

  9. it looks sooooooo great!

  10. YUM

    just found your site and i love it!

    outfits below so good. cons are key.

  11. Awesome blog.
    Glad I stopped by.

  12. I am a big meat eater myself! love this post!!!=D

  13. I love you so much right now!
    First: You have fashion and food in the same blog
    Second: You commented a delightful comment on my blog

  14. wow! you look like a wonderful cook!


  15. OMG! That looks AMAZING! I'm so hungry right now, haha.

    Does the Magic Bullet work really well?!

  16. Faris!
    It seams to be a great dish!!
    I also eat meat once in a while :)

  17. Looks delicious!

  18. mouth wateringly amazing! will be sure to try this soon, thanks for sharing:)

    xx raez

  19. this is so delicious-looking
    fabulous photos
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for the sweet comments, i appreciate it


  20. ahhhh so yummy!
    thanks for sharing this recipe! i must try it.

    @ Tie Me a Bow

  21. amazing food photography
    just got so hungry looking at your wonderful creations

  22. Yum!

  23. I love meat too, its hard not to be. This looks delicious. You look like a great cook.

  24. Wow, you eat well. I'm drooling. Right on my keypad on the letter Y.

    for yum.

  25. I need a magic bullet.

    The food looks amazing.

    Love Grace.

  26. omg yum! haha magic bullet lol

  27. This looks and sounds so delicious!

  28. Thank's so much for all your comments... It's been so long since i've posted and I'm so sorry... I just returned from Colombia and will post some of my adventures soon...

    un beso,