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Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

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Our garden is a success this year! YAY! I’m so happy. Three years ago we dug up a chunk of grass in our small backyard and created our vegetable garden. Our first year wasn’t so successful. Only the turnips and carrots grew. The second summer was even worse. But third time is a charm, because everything is going nuts: tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, eggplant…

When my husband discovered that this year’s crop was going to be different, he took it over and became an obsessed man. He’d stop at the nursery on his way home and pick up some more vegetables to plant.

Each evening he’d hunt for caterpillars that lurked in the garden.

He’d lecture me on the right way to water the vegetables. Yes, he’s an engineer.

He sang Barry White tunes while helping the corn and zucchini pollinate. Long story.

I finally had to walk away from the garden – for the sake of our marriage. But, I get to enjoy our bounty and cook with it.

He does share.

What I’m most pleased with is that our tomatoes have FLAVOR. If you buy tomatoes at the grocery store, then you know what I mean. The grocery store variety is bland and juicy and blah.

In fact, I stopped eating tomatoes because of this. And it didn’t matter if I bought the tomatoes at the smaller markets or not. I certainly wasn’t going to spend $5 for one tomato at a farmer’s market to get something with taste, so I’ve gone relatively tomato-less.

But not this summer.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes in your garden or you have scored and found some tasty beauties at your market, then here’s a great steak recipe to feature your sweet jewels, Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes.

These feature the sweet little cherry tomatoes. When roasted, they are even sweeter. These babies are amazing when paired with steak.

What’s growing in your garden this summer?

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10 Responses to Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

  1. Isn't gardening a blast?! I gave up here where we live cause the ground is far too rocky but we 9hopefully) moving soon to a place with ten acres and I am soooo looking forward to gardening again.

    The steak looks fantastic. Love the tomatoes on top! Yum!

  2. We have TONS of basil I am going to have to do something with next week. I love flank steak and I love how you cooked it. I'm used to giving it some kind of Mexican spice but I love what you did. Buzzed!

  3. So pretty…the meat topped with the tomatoes looks so wonderful! Love for an al fresco summer dinner…

  4. Ann at #

    Congratulations on your garden! Hubby and I are hoping for a garden next year. I suspect our gardening life will be much like yours! The steak and tomatoes look amazing….I love grilled tomatoes!

  5. So awesome that you have a garden- lucky!! This looks so good- I love roasted tomatoes- they pack so much flavor.

  6. Donald Short at #

    It looks delicious! I know you planted those tomatoes that's why it has flavor! I collected some information about tomatoes, on how to plant them etc. all for FREE at my site and I am sharing it to everyone!

  7. Sandra at #

    What a great looking dish!

  8. So delicious, bravo:)

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