While on Lana'i we had a chance to check out Lana'i City Grille at the Hotel Lana'i. As renowned chef Beverly Gannon is the Executive Chef, we had to try the place out. It was a decent, if not fantastic meal. One of the items that was a bit disappointing to both the Missus and I was the mushroom risotto, which I'll go into a bit more in a future post. So of course the first thing the Missus wanted when we returned was mushroom risotto. Which is what She got today......
She has been cutting meat out of Her diet. I on the other hand desired some red meat. Since I very rarely have a steak, I'll usually splurge on prime and/or aged cut. This time around, I wanted to play with a pseudo, almost wafu type steak, so I decided on doing a choice New York Strip seasoned with sea salt/ala'e, fresh cracked pepper, and granulated garlic. To finish, I did a balsamic-soy sauce-mirin glaze....I thought the glaze might be too much, but it turned out rather well.
Combined with some mushroom risotto and Asian style sauteed rapini on a braised mushroom, this turned out to be quite a meal. I finished the rest of the steak for dinner. I really didn't reduce the sauce too much, maybe by a third, but you can go farther if you want a really thick glaze. I used some of the remainder as a sauce for the leftover steak and it tasted quite good.
1 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 Cup neutral flavored soy sauce (Yamasa or Aloha)
3 cloves garlic smashed
Black Pepper to taste.
Combine ingredients over medium heat, bring to a boil then reduce as much as desired.
While on vacation, I reconnected with a "small kid time" favorite of mine:
Don't ask me why or how......I've been eating this stuff like crazy......I just finished one 26 ounce jug and am starting on my second. I better just finish that off and be done with the whole thing! Just call is PNS - Post Nostalgic Syndrome.
The other night we were at Zion Market and the Missus saw something that thrilled Her!
Placenta! Yikes....turns out that it is a pretty common ingredient in shampoos, lipstick, and lotion. The Missus was happy to be able to buy this stuff at such a good price! I on the other will be checking the ingredients on my bottle of shampoo tonight! For some reason this gives me the heebies........
I spent a nice day watching Sammy's favorite shows on television. He loves Dogs 101 and Dog Whisperer. Here's his favorite seat.
So how's that for a wacko household? I'm stuffing my face with one ton chips, the Missus is rubbing placenta on Her face, and Sammy spends most of the day glued to the television.........
One last thing.......
I know I always mention how beautiful the sunsets are in Hawaii; but they aren't so shabby here in San Diego either!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!