Friday, September 4, 2009

Foodie Friday! Good Thyme Garlic Pepper Steak

Hey Monkey Fans, we're launching Foodie Fridays, an offering of a great recipe EVERY Friday! The recipes will be entrees, side dishes, drinks, soups whatever our taste buds are lovin'. Some will be seasonal, some will be exotic, some will just be good down home favorites. We'd love to have suggestions or original recipes, we will certainly give you credit if you submit something.

In honor of Labor Day Weekend and Football Season kicking off, we thought it only appropriate to honor the grill! Here is a great, simple recipe for a New York steak with a garlic, thyme, and pepper marinade. If you want to make it a great grilled meal, pair this steak with a side dish recipes from Red Monkey Foods!

Good Thyme Garlic Pepper Steak

You’ll need:

4 tablespoons of olive oil. Two for the steak, two for the grill grates.

5 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon Red Monkey Organic Thyme

Red Monkey Organic Hot Pepper Grinder

2 pounds of steak

Red Monkey Organic Pepper Medley Grinder

Red Monkey All Natural Sea Salt Grinder

Combine the oil, garlic, thyme, and a few grinds from the Hot Pepper Grinder in a zip top bag. Add steak, seal the bag, and gently roll the bag around to coat. Leave steaks to marinate for at least two hours but it’s great when made the day before and left to marinate overnight. Turn the steaks occasionally while they marinate.

Heat grill to med-high and use the rest of the oil to oil the grates. Once grill is preheated, remove the steaks from the zip top bag and discard any excess marinade. Before grilling, grind some salt and pepper over the steaks for extra flavor. Cook steaks in a covered grill, turning only once. For medium rare, you will need about 7 minutes on each side. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Make Your End of Summer Celebration a Winner


As the labor day holiday weekend approaches many of us will be gathering with friends and family to say goodbye to summer. With only two weeks remaining in our Sizzlin’ Sides recipe contest, why not seize the moment while cooking for family and friends and make a video ? Your cooking video could be worth $250.00 in cold hard cash plus some free Red Monkey Products.  Just submit up to a 2 1/2 minute video of your most succulent side dish and you could be on your way to winning cash and prizes.

Submit your original recipe and you could win $150.00 cash and free Red Monkey products. So, log on to Red Monkey Foods for all the details and get those recipes into us before September 15th.   Remember the top 10 in both categories will receive an official Red Monkey Foods tee-shirt!