Sunday, we headed over to Jim's Market on Fallbrook Ave. in Woodland Hills, because I'd always heard they have really great meat. I don't eat steak that often, so I'd never made the effort to go over to Jim's - but I'm glad we finally did. The two rib-eyes we bought turned out to be better than any I'd had before. Both were nicely marbled throughout and barbecued to sizzling, juicy perfection. Ooh..they were so tender.
Grilling artichokes -
Along with the steaks, we made mushrooms and grilled artichokes. I sauteed mushrooms with shallots and a bit of madeira. The artichokes, I parboiled until the stems were tender enough for a fork to slide through. Once out of the boiling water, I sliced them in half, drizzled olive oil and sprinkled them with some creole seasoning and put on the grill until some of the outer leaves became slightly blackened. I made a dip of mayonnaise and the same creole seasoning. Delicious... If I do say so myself.
We felt like we had a meal as good as any restaurant we'd been to, except for the sink full of dishes, of course.
Jim's Market - 5947 Fallbrook Ave. 818-347-5077 or 347-5525