Treat Dad Like a King This Father's Day With These Tasty Meals

Food Network recipes from The Neelys and Giada de Laurentiis will help make dad feel special on Father's Day.
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Treat Dad Like a King This Father’s Day With These Tasty Meals

Food Network recipes from The Neelys and Giada de Laurentiis will help make dad feel special on Father’s Day.

-PJ Gach

grilled steak

Father’s Day is this Sunday are you ready? We’ve found manly recipes that will bring a smile to dad’s face and a happy tummy to all. There’s The Neely’s Beer Can Chicken, Giada De Laurentiis’ Grilled Veggies, healthy fajitas and more. 

If you’re looking for more Father’s Day recipe information, head on over to the Food Network, they have some great recipes to make Dad feel special this Sunday.

 

Grilled Vegetables by Giada de Laurentiis

giadas grilled vegetables

Ingredients:

3 red bell peppers, seeded and halved

3 yellow squash (about 1 pound total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles

3 zucchini (about 12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles

3 Japanese eggplant (12 ounces total), sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick rectangles

12 cremini mushrooms

1 bunch (1-pound) asparagus, trimmed

12 green onions, roots cut off

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Directions:

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or prepare the barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush the vegetables with 1/4 cup of the oil to coat lightly. Sprinkle the vegetables with salt and pepper. Working in batches, grill the vegetables until tender and lightly charred all over, about 8 to 10 minutes for the bell peppers; 7 minutes for the yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms; 4 minutes for the asparagus and green onions. Arrange the vegetables on a platter. The key to getting those great grill marks is to not shift the vegetables too frequently once they’ve been placed on the hot grill.

Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, parsley, basil, and rosemary in a small bowl to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the herb mixture over the vegetables. Serve the vegetables, warm or at room temperature.

Serves 6

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Grilled Steak with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Chimichurri Sauce by the Food Network

grilled steak

Note: Stretch your strip steaks, a juicy and delicious cut of beef, by sharing them and serving them alongside a hearty serving of grilled green beans

Ingredients:

3/4 pound green beans, trimmed

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grill grates

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

2 strip steaks (about 1-inch thick), about 1 1/2 pounds total, trimmed of excess fat and halved

Chimichurri sauce, recipe follows

Directions:

Place a double layered piece of heavy-duty foil on a tray or cutting board; fold and gather edge to form a rim. Toss the green beans and tomatoes on foil with 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper.

Preheat a grill to medium. Lightly oil the grill grates and season the steak with salt and pepper. Slide the foil tray onto the grill; cook, tossing occasionally, until the beans char slightly and cook through, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the steaks to the grill; cook until desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove steaks to cutting board to rest 5 minutes. Slice, and serve steak and the vegetables with the Chimichurri Sauce.

Serves 4

Nutritional analysis per serving of steak and tomatoes

Calories 451; Total Fat 29g (Sat Fat 11g, Mono Fat 13.4g, Poly Fat 1.54) ; Protein 37g; Carb 9g; Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 94mg; Sodium 217mg

Chimichurri sauce

1/2 small garlic clove

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

1/4 cup fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint and cilantro

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon water

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

Combine the garlic, vinegar, herbs, olive oil and water in small food processor; pulse until herbs are coarsely chopped. Season with salt and pepper.

Calories 33; Total Fat 3.5g (Sat Fat .5g, Mono Fat 2.7g, Poly Fat 0.3g) ; Protein 0g; Carb 0g; Fiber 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 120.5mg

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