Dinner with a View
January 5, 2012
With such a warm night, I decided to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal on the rooftop deck of my apartment building in Banker’s Hill.
Tonight’s menu: Teriyaki stir-fry, sticky rice and dumplings.
A quick stop at Ralph’s and I was loaded up with London Broil strips and vibrant colored bell peppers.
Back home I set up the rice in a small saucepan. 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of water, set on low heat for 20 minutes. About 10 dumplings were spaced evenly apart on a lightly oiled cooking sheet and placed in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.
Next, I chopped up ½ a purple onion and starting that simmering in the wok on low with about a tblsp of EVOO and ½ cup of Teriyaki sauce. Shortly after, I added the London Broil strips and turned up the heat a notch. While that sautés, I chopped up the three bell peppers, trying not to snack too much while cooking!
Once the meat browned nicely, I added the bell peppers, another ½ cup of Teriyaki sauce, sesame seeds and then mixed well.
Once the bell peppers softened a little, I turned off the heat. Done!
Packing everything up picnic style, I easily brought everything I needed for dinner upstairs to the rooftop deck. I chose a bottle of 2008 Petit Sirah from Carruth Cellars to pair with this savory and peppery dish.
It’s hard to beat a dinner with a view!
Aspiring Chef and La Jolla Wine Tour Guide