Dinner For Two

By : Jabir Ponce

LIME CELANTRO SKIRT STEAK

SHOPPING LIST

1.5 Lbs of Skirt Steak
2 Bunches of cilantro chopped
½ C Lime Juice
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper

  • Cut meat into 2 inch pieces with the grain. Place in bowl with cilantro lime juice and salt and pepper. Mix together. Let marinade for 30 minutes. Turn the steak over and let marinade for another 30 Minutes.
  • It can be grilled for 3 minutes on each side for a medium rare; or cook in a sauté pan on medium heat for 4 minutes on each side. Let meat rest for 5 minutes then slice, with grain, into ¼ inch pieces.

SAFFRON RICE

SHOPPING LIST

1 C Jasmine Rice
2 C Chicken broths
1 liberal pinch of Saffron

  • Place in sauce pan, bring to a boil, cover pan then turn heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from burner let sit for 2 minutes and serve.

GREEN BEANS

SHOPPING LIST

1 Lb Green beans
1 Steamer

  • Bring water to a boil in pot place green beans in steamer, wait 3 minutes.
  • Turn off burner and let beans sit in steamer for another 3 minutes. Remove and serve

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jabir Ponce, Private Chef. Jabir Ponce’s first passion is food and its preparation. While working in the pastry line and bake shop at the Ritz Carlton Manalapan, Mr. Ponce received his culinary degree in 1993 from the Florida Culinary Institute. After returning to San Francisco Mr. Ponce helped to open several small restaurants while running his own catering company. He served as the Lead Concierge for the Archbishop’s Mansion until its closing. Since July 2009, he has worked in San Francisco as a private chef. His email is jabirponce@sbcglobal.net