Grilled Steak or Salmon With Basil-Pistachio Butter|
This recipe is part of Linda Larsen's Last Minute Fourth of July Bash Menu
This butter is wonderful served with any grilled meat. As it melts into the hot steak, the aroma that drifts up is irresistible!
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup toasted pistachios
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons butter, melted (ONLY use butter!!)
Salt and pepper
6 salmon steaks or rib-eye steaks
In food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except steaks. Process till blended. You can chill this mixture and then form it into a roll 1" in diameter. Wrap in waxed paper and chill. When the steaks are grilled, slice the chilled butter and place on top of the hot steak, letting it melt into the meat.
Linda Larsen is a freelance Home Economist with a degree in Food Science from the University of Minnesota and a degree from St. Olaf College. She has been on the Pillsbury Bake-Off staff since 1987, and was in charge of Internet Recipe Search in 2000. Linda has developed recipes for Pillsbury and Malt-O-Meal, presented food to taste panels, held cooking seminars, and owned her own catering business "The Perfect Occasion". She loves to cook and entertain, write about food, talk about it, plan parties, read cookbooks and develop recipes. She has a cookbook collection of at least 1000 books and reads them as though they were novels.
Linda's first meal was a Mother's Day dinner from the Betty Crocker Children's cookbook, prepared when she was 11. Since then she has hosted wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, business dinners and cocktail parties, and wonderful simple meals for friends. Join her and learn simple and elegant ways to entertain your family and friends during the week.
Linda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.