Monday, February 9, 2015

Gran, Lilyhammer 'n' Steak Pizzaiola

We finished the series. "Lilyhammer," that is. A lot of the best was saved for last. Last episode, that is. And when Steven Van Zandt made reference to the stolen recipe for Steak Pizzaiola, I nearly fell off the couch… bringing me to Gran…

Spending summers at the bungalow with Gran brought us a lot of this dish. As Little Steven's character said, "… she used a cheap cut of meat, so it had a lot of fat to make the dish tender…" Okay, so that's not exactly verbatim, but you get the gist.

Gran used fatty chuck steak, which was pan-seared, placed in a baking dish, smothered in tomato sauce and popped into the oven to bake, sort of like a quick Italian pot roast. YUM! Trust me. 

It has been decades since I've eaten or thought about Peetz-Eye-Oh-La, emphasis on the Peetz, but I'm gonna have to give it a whirl. Photo was snagged from the Internet.

We sure hope "Lilyhammer" returns for a fourth season. Meanwhile...

G'Mamma Mia… memories are made of this.