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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lime and Ponzu Filet

I recently received a bottle of Kikkoman's Lime Ponzu sauce through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program.  We were grilling filets for Valentine's Day, so we decided to use the ponzu on our filets.  I mixed up a simple marinade of ponzu, lime juice and garlic, and let it marinate for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.  We grilled it to a medium/medium rare temperature.  The steak was really good!  It had a nice sweetness from the citrus.  We both really enjoyed it.  I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it because I do not like Asian flavors; this did not taste Asian to me at all.  I am so glad that I was able to participate in the Tastemaker Program and receive a free bottle of the ponzu.  I would have NEVER bought it on my own and it turns out that I reallly like it!  I am going to try the lime ponzu on some chicken next (shocking, I know). 

Lime and Ponzu Filets
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup Kikkoman Lime Ponzu sauce
2 Tbsp lime juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 filets

Mix together ponzu, lime juice and garlic.  Pour over filets.  Let marinate for 2 hours in refrigerator.  Grill to desired temperature.

Since it was Valentine's Day, I had to have something heart shaped.  I made my favorite simple parmesan garlic rolls and shaped them into hearts.  They turned out so cute!  They were really easy to make.  Unroll a refrigerated breadstick, roll the two sides together until they meet, pinch the bottom together to make a heart shape and viola! you have heart shaped rolls!!

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  1. The meat and rolls both look delicious

  2. Beautiful job on those rolls. I still need to give that recipe a try. I have some plain ol Ponzu sauce that I need to try. A friend (who is Korean) said that it's really good on pork chops.

  3. Lea Ann - I bet this Lime Ponzu would be amazing on pork. I might have to get some and grill it this weekend. Great idea!! Thanks!

  4. Foodbuzz tastemaker program. I'll have to get involved with that!

  5. Oh how creative, Steph... Love the heart-shaped rolls....Those filets look fabulous also. Yum!!!

    Love seeing your kitties in the next post... Bet they all have different personalities!!!


  6. Looks like an amazing meal! Happy Valentine's Day!

    I wanted to let you know that you won a giveaway on The Foodie Blogroll last month. We sent you an email but hadn't heard from you...please email us at: Support (at) foodieblogroll.com for all the details.

  7. I'd be all over both of those!

  8. a fantastic sight
    exactly the point. Perfect


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