Saturday, January 2, 2010

Spicy Dinner

Here is a look at the dinner I cooked for my husband and I today. The complete meal was spaghetti squash with spicy marinara sauce and spicy steak.

This was my first time cooking a steak. I've always had a problem handling raw meat so this was a big step for me. I have to say it was very good!

I put a rub on the steak that had a nice spicy kick to it. This is a recipe I will totally do again.

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
The above rub should accommodate 6 (6 ounce steaks).

As a side dish we had spaghetti squash with a marinara sauce. I just used Traditional Ragu sauce and added chopped garlic, minced onion and pepper flakes. This sauce was a really nice compliment to the spicy steak.

I of coarse needed some dessert after dinner so I pulled out the Pepperidge Farms Deli Flats. I put some peanut butter and sliced banana on the flats and chowed down.

So Good!!!


What is your favorite protein?

Well it's almost time to hit the hay so I will blog at ya all tomorrow!


  1. haha i have asked this Q on my blog before and then i did a percentage report of everybody's fave proteins. it was fun. my fave is greek yogurt!

  2. Congrats on the steak! Looks delicious. My favorite protein is probably raw or smoked salmon. Yum!

  3. I don't know if I could choose! I have too many favorites. ALL poultry, but nut butters are delicious as well and tofu and meatballs and fish - ah! Too hard a question :)

  4. I cooked my first steak this week too :) I was so excited! your looks great. Congrats.

    Does peanut butter count as a protein? It should! It's my favorite, for sure.

  5. I think I would have to go with fish/shrimp. But tomorrow it might be a different answer :)

  6. i lovee that spicy rub! spicy stuff rules my life.
    love your dessert too
    fav protein source-grilled chicken or salmon!