Grilled Rib-eye with Zucchini Fritters and Vine Tomatoes
Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens
Rib-eye steak forms the basis of this easy allergy-friendly meal, which is perfect for outdoor, warm weather eating. Kids (and adults alike) will love the gluten-free zucchini fritters – a tasty use of one of the most versatile vegetables.
Rounding out the flavors, the briefly baked tomatoes in olive oil add a deliciously acidic note.
(Photography: Chris Gonzaga)
- 4 rib-eye steaks
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 bunch cherry tomatoes on the vine
- 1 lb zucchini
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) gluten-free, all purpose flour
- 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) gluten-free beer (or sparkling water)
- 1/3 cup (80 mL) grapeseed oil
- Salt and pepper
- Heat barbecue or grill to high. Preheat oven to 350¬∫F.
- Brush steaks with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce barbecue heat to medium high and grill steaks 4-6 minutes per side. Set aside
- Brush tomatoes with olive oil, place on cookie sheet and bake in oven for 4-6 minutes. Set aside.
- To make the fritters, grate zucchini into a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon salt. Put aside
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Stir in beer or sparkling water.
- Squeeze liquid out of grated zucchini and add to flour mixture, combining thoroughly.
- In a large sauté pan heat grapeseed oil over medium-high heat. Add fritter mixture, 1 heaping tablespoon at a time, and flatten with the back of a spoon. Cook 2-4 minutes each side.
- Thinly slice steak and serve with fritters and tomatoes.
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