Local award winning chef Kath Gallant shares some of her delicious and simple summer meal creations — perfect for Father’s Day or any summer gathering!
Delicious Steak Marinade
This simple recipe hits the mark, with the balanced balsamic and honey notes with a nice hit of garlic. I marinated two, ¾ pound steaks (1 ½ pounds total). This was plenty for four of us. For a Father’s Day treat, maybe Dad gets a steak all to himself!
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup stone ground mustard
¼ cup honey
¼ cup minced garlic
1/ Bring meat to room temperature a good hour before grilling.
2/ Blend ingredients in a non-metal container that will fit your steaks and serve as a marinating vessel.
3/ Place steaks in marinade for at least two hours, or up to eight hours.
4/ Grill to desired doneness.
Summer Potato Salad
This colorful potato salad is a hit at any gathering!
1 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black sugar
3 pounds of potatoes
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup blue cheese
1/ Whisk ½ cup green onion and the next 7 ingredients listed above in a medium bowl. Cover and chill dressing (this step can be done a day ahead!). Keep chilled.
2/ Place all potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Sprinkle with salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and cool to room temperature.
3/ Cut cooked potatoes into ½ inch slices and place in large bowl. Add dressing, peas, blue cheese, and toss gently. Cover and chill at least two hours.
4/ Sprinkle remaining green onions and paprika over the salad to taste.
Grilled Peppers and Onions
Toss some local onions and peppers on the grill to add even more color and flavor to your delicious meal!