Sunday, March 15, 2009

Medium Rare Aspirations

Scrap whatever you're planning to make for dinner. Get thee to the store and start shoppin' for Paprika. Yup. You read right. Paprika!

You can grow* your own Paprika, ya know. It's not that hard. All you need to do is... whoa! Who cares? Back to the matter at hand.

I've found a steak recipe that deserves mention in my will.

You're gonna need a whole bunch of these. To blend. To roast. And, to munch on while you're cooking up a storm.

It's a dry rub plus an amazing steak sauce ~ one taste and you'll happily discard any bottles of A1 kicking around the frig.

Here's the rub recipe:
And, the steak sauce:

Created by Iron Chef extraordinaire, Bobby Flay.

I imagine I'm breaking all sorts of laws by posting his recipe in my blog. But, once again, who cares? He's cute! If I make him so mad he calls me up and hollers at me... well... that wouldn't be half bad.

Paprika is made from grinding the dried pods of mild pepper plants. Like most things American, the paprika we're familiar with is bland to the point of being tasteless.

However! Spanish and Hungarian Paprikas impart great flavor to foods. You can grow these little goodies in your garden. Kolosca peppers is a tame variety to try. Kick it up a notch with Dulce Rojo and Alma Spicy.

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