Friday, May 29, 2009

Flat Iron Steak Meets Homemade Ricotta….Mmmm


Okay so we took a cheese class at The complete Gourmet. So fun and I found myself shocked…shocked I say at how simple it is. Ricotta could NOT be easier. It is simply milk, heat and some citric acid, strain, viola. I added some chopped parsley and garlic to the ricotta. I filleted the steak, smeared the ricotta mixture, rolled, seasoned (garlic, salt pepper) , threw it in a backing dish, doused with a about ¼ for red wine and baked at 350% for 30 minutes. Yummm, yummy, yummy.


As an added bonus the cheese makes large amounts a whey and whey is great to soak brown (or any type you like) rice in and make a rice salad out of it. It gives it a great richness (I learned this trick from my handy friend Ellie). The rice had chopped onion, squash carrots and fennel top and rice wine vinager to taste. It was out of this world.

So no real recipes, but super easy and good. Expect to see more cheese in the future…now to get some goat milk…


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12 comments:

Mom's Cafe Home Cooking said...

Oh that looks delightful! I like the presentation. I like the idea of making the ricotta fresh. I am definitely going to be trying this.

Chef E said...

Yum Yum Yum girl!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

That picture has me inspired...no homemade ricotta here, but I hope I do your picture justice!

girlichef said...

Yes, I love cheese...making, eating, rolling in...whatever!! This sounds delicious. Check out itsnotyouitsbrie (blogspot, I think..there's a link somewhere on my sidebar)...she is holding a cheesemaking "challenge" monthly (or so)!!! Very cool :)

teresa said...

Who knew ricotta could be so easy! Great recipe!

Donna-FFW said...

Hope youpost about how to make the ricotta, in more detail. It sounds so intriguing!

Chris said...

You make your own ricotta cheese? Ok, just make the rest of us feel bad;)

That stuffed steak looks aweeeeeesome!

Talita said...

My mom made ricotta, it's not too complicated, I guess. lol
This meat looks so tasteful!

Green said...

Oh gosh. the steak and rice looks so good together. Yummy!

See you next post.
-Green
www.ahacook.com

Ashley @ The Happy Little Home said...

Oh YUM! I just drooled a little when I saw these :)

5 Star Foodie said...

Awesome steak with homemade ricotta! Yummy!

Diana said...

That looks delicious! I've never made flat iron steaks before.