Simply Sweet Summer Entertaining

300-foodLight, refreshing flavors are the perfect solution for a summer meal. As temperatures heat up, take your summer entertaining to the next level with a secret ingredient that is as pretty as it is tasty.

Alone or in a recipe, grapes are a deliciously healthy way to bring refreshing flavor to the summertime table. Delightful as a cool snack, grapes are also a great choice for your entertaining menu, because they pair well with so many other ingredients.

You may be surprised by all of the combinations of flavors and textures you can achieve, from main dishes to sides and even desserts. Impress guests with this mouthwatering lineup featuring grapes that includes a grilled flank steak, an extra fresh classic salad and an unexpectedly sweet but savory sorbet.

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GrilledFlank Steak with  Grapes and Stilton

Servings: 6

1 flank steak (2 pounds) kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped shallot

1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 bunches (8 cups) watercress, trimmed

1/2 cup crumbled Stilton or other blue cheese

2 cups red California grapes, halved

Heat grill to high and oil grates. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper.

In small blender or food processor, combine vinegar, shallot, mustard and olive oil to make dressing. Season with salt and pepper, and puree until smooth.

Grill steak until it reaches 130 F for medium-rare, about 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.

In large bowl, combine watercress, salt, pepper and enough dressing to coat. Thinly slice steak across the grain and transfer to platter. Top with watercress, Stilton and grapes, and serve with additional dressing.

Nutritional information per serving: 376 calories; 29 g protein; 10 g carbohydrates; 24 g fat (57% calories from fat); 8.5 g saturated fat (20% calories from saturated fat); 73 mg cholesterol; 299 mg sodium; .8 g fiber.

Source:  Family Features