We thought we would whip up some tasty treats and horrible puns for this mission.
First, we need to get our drink on and we are probably going to need something strong. No sissy frozen fruit drinks tonight!
2.5 oz Gin
.25 oz Blended Scotch whisky
Garnish: 1 lemon twist (or olives or cheese – hey man, it’s your drink).
How to make this bad boy:
Add both ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. Word. Don’t forget to serve up some olives and cheese while dinner is being prepared. We recommend huntsman cheese. Get it?
For dinner, let’s serve up the obvious meat and potatoes. Now drop and give me 20!
Don’t let these dainty rolls fool you. This aggressive steak roll requires accurate precision to prepare, which every sniper fan can appreciate. Plus it’s steak. MEAT! Because MEAT! * grunt noise *
Make the meat:
1 1/2 – 2 lb skirt steak/ 8-10 thin sliced sirloin
Salt & Pepper (according to taste)
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Any steak seasoning you like
1 tbsp olive oil
Make the Veggie filling:
1 bell pepper
1/2 a zucchini (depending on size)
5-6 green onions
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
Make that glaze:
2 tsp butter
2 tbsp finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup beef broth
1. Start by prepping the steak: beat it up with a meat hammer and show it who’s boss. (If you are using sirloin it does not need any tenderizing, unless you just want to beat it up anyway).
2. Season the steak pieces generously on both sides with salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce. And let them sit in the marinade for at least 30 mins if not a couple hours. While the steak is marinating you can prep the filling for them.
3. Chop up the carrot, bell pepper and zucchini into matchstick size pieces, little longer than the width of the steak strips. I used a mandolin slicer to jet thin sliced and hand cut them to make matchsticks. I then cut the green onion in a similar size and sliced them in half length wise. For the garlic, simply peel and crush the cloves with the flat side of your knife, just enough to bruise them.
4. Now for the sauce, melt the butter in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Add the finely chopped shallot and sautee it for a minute or 2 until they turn soft and translucent.
5. Add the balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and beef stock and stir to mix everything well. Allow the sauce to come to a boil and reduce to almost half its volume. You’ll notice it starts becoming thicker and have the consistency of syrup. The butter also starts separating and comes to the top. Turn the heat off and transfer the sauce to a bowl.
6. In the same pan (no need to wash it) add a touch of olive oil and toss in the garlic cloves to allow them to flavor the oil for a few minutes.
7. Turn the heat up to high and toss in the carrots, bell pepper and zucchini (there’s no need to cook the green onion) and stir fry the veggies for no longer than 2-3 minutes.
8. Season them with the the Italian herb seasoning and salt and transfer the veggies to a bowl.
9. The next step is when all your sniper training will pay off! To assemble the steak rolls, simply take a strip of the marinated steak and lay it with the short side towards you. Place the veggies (dont forget the green onion!) in the middle and oll the beef up over the filling, securing it with toothpick. Repeat the same with the other rolls.
10.Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a touch of oil swirling to coat bottom. When hot, add beef rolls, seam side down, not touching and pan fry for a couple minutes. Then turn roll and cook it on all sides in the same way. Cook until you have your desired done-ness. We know… BLOODY!
11. Remove the toothpick and serve with the balsamic glaze sauce spooned over the top of each roll.
And your side…
By this point, those martinis should be kicking in. NICE! Let’s plate this meat up with some drunk potatoes! There’s no booze, they just are falling over each other like a bunch of drunken bros.
1/2 c. butter, melted
And for dessert…
Basically just take your simple molding chocolate recipe and fill your gun mold. You can make this the day before so they are ready to go.
You’ll can get one of these here. You can fill this mold with anything really – doesn’t have to be chocolate. Jello gunshots anyone? Okay, dinner is over. Get back to your post and bury your feelings about how good that dinner was.