Life is a Party Complete with Food, Laughter and Chatter

I think Life is a party… sometimes you are invited in, and sometimes you crash in… although oft times the escape door is missing from the picture too. So, at this party, there has to be some good eats. To me, party preparation ranks right up there with party celebration.

And with any party, there needs to be invested a star performance dish. This one wins hands down. The smell of the barbeque, the chance to use an oversized fun dish and the taste of this entrée is fantastic.

London Broil

Meat cut options:
*Flank Steak, a less tender beefcut – but if done very rare, can be excellent
*Top Round Steak
(6 pounds serves 10 adults)

You will need a very large plastic bag, or a container for the marinating process.
In bag or container or bag, add these marinade ingredients:
1 cup salad oil
¾ cup soy sauce
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup prepared mustard
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 bay leaf

Combine all ingredients and add the meat. Turn to coat both sides. Refrigerate 24 to 36 hours to give marinade time to tenderize beef. Turn meat occasionally.

If using flank steak, score the steak so that it doesn’t curl while sending up the best ever aromas and driving your neighbors into fits of jealousy. This is why I referred to crashing the party of life… you just might see them hopping over your back fence. This smells and tastes that good!

Grill or…
Set oven control at broil and /or 550. Broil meat 2 to 3” from heat about 5 minutes or until brown. Turn meat; brush with oil mixture and broil 5 minutes longer.

Cut meat across grain at a slanted angle into thin slices. Slicing the meat is really the clue to the success here. With a very sharp knife, slice it across the grain and put each slice on that larger than life platter you bought for such an occasion. As quickly as you can fill the dish… your guests will empty it. Enjoy!

I would love to know what side dishes you love to prepare for a steak barbeque. Send in an email or place a comment.byDeborahonTuesday, July 08, 2008Military Life:,,,,,

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