Friday, July 1, 2011

Fabulous Food Friday with Ninth Street Notions

Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday this summer, I am going to  feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe! Today’s feature blogger is Amanda from Ninth Street Notions.  Amanda is an awesome blogger exploring new projects. She has some wonderful recipes and crafty ideas that you definitely should check out.  While you are there, don't miss her yummy Banana Bread recipe.  You will fall in love.  When you get a chance, swing by  her Facebook Page and join up so you don't miss any of her great idea.

Hi everybody! I'm Amanda, from Ninth Street Notions blog and Etsy shop. I'm so excited that Kelly has invited me to share this trio of recipes. They're inspired by Greek flavors, so they're light and refreshing and perfect for summer.

Plus, I personally relish any time I get to use the grill, summertime or not.

Grilled Kebabs

2 pounds steak
1 cup beer
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 zucchini
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 onion

Cut steak into bite-size pieces. Mix beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and hot sauce in a large bowl and toss steak to coat. Marinate at least 30 minutes.

Cut vegetables into bite-size pieces. Thread the vegetables and marinated meat onto skewers.

Preheat grill. Grill the kebabs until meat is done, about 12-15 minutes. Let rest under aluminum foil about 5 minutes before serving.

Greek-Inspired Couscous Salad

1 10-ounce package plain couscous
2 roma tomatoes
1/4 fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare couscous according to package directions. Let cool to room temperature.

Chop tomatoes. Mix tomatoes, herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, feta cheese, and couscous together in a bowl.

Quick Tzatziki

1 cup plain yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and grated
2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

Serve the couscous salad alongside the kebabs with the tzatziki for dipping. I really would have liked to use red onions for the kebabs, but apparently they don't sell those in the small town in which I live. ;)

These recipes are quick and simple, so you can try them even on a busy weekday night. 

Thanks again!

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