Johnnycakes and I were in the mood for a good ol' fashion steak dinner on the grill. The weather was so beautiful here in Baltimore this evening that we decided to dine al fresco our new picnic table. It's been a little too warm these past several weeks.
We kept things pretty simple by just using up whatever flavors and veggies we had easily accessible in the fridge. I marinated the sirloin steaks in lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper for a couple of hours in the fridge.
We rounded out the dinner with steamed cauliflower, grilled mushrooms and red onions marinated in white cooking wine and olive oil, delicious fresh corn on the cob and a mayonaise pesto sauce to top the beef.
All the veggies were winners tonight and were the true stars in tonight's dinner. I decided that I like steamed cauliflower with salt, plenty of pepper and butter better than steamed broccoli. The jury is still out for Johnnycakes. He seems to prefer the green stuff. The wine flavoring really enhanced the mushrooms and onions which I seem to love anyway I can get them. The corn, from the local farmers market, was super fresh and sweet. The pesto mayo sauce was a last minute concoction. We've had homemade pesto in the freezer for a while and wanted to finish it off while trying something new. I don't think the mayo really added that much to it but it was worth a shot.
The weather was lovely and the food was tasty. What more can you ask for?