Tonight's dinner is a celebration of warmer weather, spring vegetables, and simply good food. Radishes are excellent straight from the soil, but a quick sauté and a sprinkle of mint helps soothe and cool their bite, transforming them into a subtle and elegant side. Sugar steak, something that everybody should know about, makes for a fantastic main attraction for this spring-centric and easy to make dinner. Plus, we all deserve a nice steak once in a while!
1 flank steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1. Layer together the flank steak, sugar, bourbon, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Rub the sugar and red pepper flakes into the steak. Put the steak in a 1-gallon plastic bag, add the remaining sugar mixture, seal the bag, and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.
2. Heat the broiler (or grill)