We kicked off this past weekend (yes, we’ll be playing catch-up all week) with a double-date! Our friends Katie and Ryan just renovated their kitchen and during the renovation I proclaimed that I was going to cook in her new kitchen once it was finished. Well this past Friday, the delivery of their fridge meant one thing – their kitchen renovation was complete. Funny how the delivery of the fridge happened on the exact day we had planned to have a double-date.
All week I bounced dinner ideas off Big Guy and I finally sent Katie a list of three options. Turns out we have similar tastes – my top picked ended up being their top pick: Ginger Garlic Steak Tacos with Pineapple Salsa.
The night before Big Guy and I prepped the beef marinade so that it would be full of flavor once it came time to fire up the grill. The marinade is full of wonderful ingredients:
and lots of ginger
The flank steak is sprinkled with salt and pepper before being added to the ginger marinade where it can hang out for up to 24 hours.
On Friday, the only thing I had to do once we arrived was whip up a batch of guacamole and prepare the pineapple salsa.
And I can’t lie – the pineapple salsa was my favorite part of the meal.
The steak was cooked to a perfect medium-rare (thanks, Big Guy and Ryan!) and the salsa was the perfect mix of sweet and savory. A sprinkle of queso fresco topped each taco. (Though I would personally use feta if I were to make this again.)
Such a fun double-date – and their kitchen is absolutely stunning – I might just have to invite myself over to cook again soon.