Chelsea’s Somewhat Philly-style Cheese Steak

 

No description necessary, really. You probably guessed I would use the giardiniera on a cheese steak. During the creation of this recipe, I finally figured out how they cut the meat so thin – now you can too!   Continue reading Chelsea’s Somewhat Philly-style Cheese Steak

Fresh Squeezed Giardiniera

I first heard about giardiniera while watch Guy Fieri tour a bunch of cheese steak places in Philly on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. In his usually manner, he was boasting about how great this veggie topping is, using a lot of words like ‘bomb’, ‘killer’, and ‘freaking awesome.’  Typically, giardiniera contains cauliflower florets, but I chose not to include them. Why? Because this is my blog and I didn’t feel like it. Other things it includes are celery, carrots, and peppers – I also added onions, because I plan on using this as a topping to other recipes and I love onions. But, besides the veggies, the star ingredient here is the Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes Brewery. By itself, this IPA is ‘freaking amazing’ as any beer geek or Guy Fieri would tell you. In the recipe, it is equally delicious. IPA’s go great with anything herbal so that was one factor in its choosing. The other factor was Fresh Squeezed’s honey-like sweetness that I thought would help cut through some of the spice from the peppers. After tasting the giardiniera – I knew I had made the right choice. Try it out and see if you agree.

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