Here's a quick and simple meal I especially like to make in the late summer. I ride my mountain bike about 8 miles into the countryside to ride the trails for a couple hours. There's a farm stand near the trailhead where I buy tomatoes and basil on my way home. I'm always hungry when I get home, so I like something delicious that I can cook in less than 30 minutes.
Biftec Hinault (stir fried steak with basil leaves)
Cut a sirloin steak into bite size strips and season with salt and pepper. Heat a little oil, with a clove of chopped garlic in a skillet or wok on high heat. Stir fry the steak for just a couple minutes. It should still be somewhat rare. Take it off the heat and toss in some small whole basil leaves.
Quick Summer Sauce
Chop a couple big tomatoes, a small onion, a small bell pepper, and a chili pepper. Sauté them in a generous amount of olive oil for about 15 minutes. Season generously with salt, pepper, chopped basil, and sugar to taste. Add a little water (or wine) if the sauce is too dry. Serve on spaghetti, linguine, or rice alongside Biftec Hinault.
The steak recipe is from a former member of BF who loved The Badger, Bernard Hinault.