Menu for the Week of July 23, 2017

This Week’s Menu: Two at the Table Menu Week of July 23 2017

We have another busy week this week, with lots of evening plans, plus a trip to Baltimore over the weekend for Kim’s uncle’s 60th birthday. Nevertheless, we’re trying a couple of new, simple recipes, which we think we’ll really enjoy.

The first new recipe is Food & Wine’s Cuban Flank Steak, which we’ll have on Sunday. This recipe features a simple marinade, made with lime and orange juice, as well as cumin and fresh oregano, plus a few other ingredients. The steak is served with mangoes, which is a fruit we don’t eat often and have cooked with hardly ever, if at all. We’re looking forward to the new experience!

We’ll have seafood on Monday night, in the form of Bon Appetit’s Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame. Kim picked out a fun side salad to serve with the salmon: Ellie Krieger’s Snow Pea, Scallion, and Radish Salad. It’s a bit rare for us to make two recipes for the same meal during the week, but the salmon really called out to be paired with something interesting and this salad will fit the bill!

The rest of the week will be dedicated to leftovers. On Tuesday, we’ll have the rest of  the Cuban Flank Steak, again with mangoes. On Wednesday night, we’ll have leftovers  from a dish we made last week: Serious Eats’ One-Pan Chicken, Sausage, and Brussels Sprouts. This was a very wintry dish for the middle of summer, but it was worth making the apartment a little warmer! On Thursday night, we’ll have leftovers from a dish we made a couple of weeks ago that have kept safely in the freezer: Saveur’s Easy Chicken Parmigiana. (We should point out that while this recipe was indeed easy, chicken parmigiana is quite a bit of work. We have a newfound respect for Tony’s mom, who has made this dish on several occasions for as many as 14 people, plus an accompanying serving of veal parmigiana, because, you know, once you start parm-ing things, why stop?)

We’re really excited about our trip to Baltimore. Not only will we get to see Kim’s uncle and his lovely girlfriend, plus Kim’s mom and dad, we’ll also get to try some great restaurants. On Friday night, we’ll have dinner at The Severn Inn, a cool waterfront restaurant just outside of Baltimore. On Saturday afternoon/evening, we’ll celebrate Kim’s uncle’s birthday at the Two Rivers Steak & Fish House. Crabs feature prominently on both menus, in the form of crab salads and crab cakes, not to mention soft shell crabs, so we’ll enjoying having something we don’t get very often in New York City.

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