Grilled Steak with Sweet and Sour Peppers

September 4, 2014

Grilled Steak with Sweet and Soup Peppers | One Hungry Mama

Sometimes you just need dinner to be quick and easy. Not the kind of “quick and easy” promoted by headlines or recipe titles. Those are never quite quick and easy enough. No, sometimes, when you’re just back from vacation or have worked an interminably long day or can’t believe that there’s so much to do to get everyone ready to start school again, you need a dinner that practically cooks itself—and fast. This Grilled Steak with Sweet and Sour Peppers is the answer.

As you might expect with something as quick and easy as I’m promising, there’s no recipe here. There could be if you wanted to make the sweet and sour peppers from scratch. One day I will do this and share it with you. But, for now, let me point you to the jarred foods aisle of your supermarket. You want to look for sweet and sour peppers or agrodolce peppers. They may not be carried by some conventional markets. If that’s the case in your area, hit up your local specialty foods store or just grab the jarred roasted red peppers that your market surely has on its shelves.

If you’ve ended up with roasted red peppers, transfer them and the oil in which they are packed from the jar to a bowl where you can toss them with red wine vinegar. Let them sit while the steak grills and then slice them while the steak rests. If you found sweet and sour peppers, pull them out of the jar and slice them up.

Heavily salt your favorite kind of steak—any will do for this meal—and throw the meat on the grill until desired doneness. After you’ve allowed the cooked steak to rest for 10 minutes, slice it up and throw the sliced peppers on top. If you’re feeling fancy, throw a few drained capers on top, too. And, just like that, dinner.

I’m looking forward to the day when I make my own sweet and sour peppers but, for now, as I creakily switch out of summer and into fall mode, this will have to do. No complaining here.

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