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Beringer Great Steak Challenge Giveaway (Recipe: Strawberry Mint Gelato)

Every summer, I say I’m going to throw a Summer Solstice party, and every summer Summer Solstice sneaks up on me and I totally miss it.

Summer flies faster than any other season of the year. Winter tends to crawl along, Spring flows along at a normal pace, Fall kicks in and always seems to short because Winter comes along right after, but summer? Summer goes by at lightening speed and before I know it, all the things I wanted to do with my kids while they are home gets pushed off until next year.

We actually made lists, the kids and I, of all the things we want to do this summer. Guess what one of my list items was? Host a Summer Solstice party and yet, Summer Solstice was yesterday. Oh well… there is always next year, at least I hope!

One thing you don’t want to miss participating in this summer is the Beringer Great Steak Challenge. You have until June 30th to submit your favorite steak recipe to Beringer and you could be chosen as one of the ten finalists to compete in the Finale Great Steak Challenge grill-off held at beautiful Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley and broadcast on the Fine Living Network. Wouldn’t that be fun? There is nothing quite like grilling up a great steak in the summertime!

Beringer has offered me TEN beautiful Laguiole meat carving sets to give away to Dine & Dish readers. I’m going to give away 4 in relation to a random drawing associated with this post (vist the Beringer Great Steak Challenge Website, leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing to grill is by midnight CST on 6/30/2010  and you’ll be entered). I’m going to have mini-Twitter and Facebook giveaways as well. Make sure to follow DineandDish on Twitter and Fan Dine & Dish on Facebook to be alerted of these giveaways popping up! Most of them will be one day or one hour only, so stay tuned for your chance to win.

About the carving sets: The wood grain case provides an elegant display for the stainless steel cutlery at the serving table. The 12″ long utility knife is perfect for cutting poultry and vegetables, and the 5.5″ carving fork holds food steady while carving. Triple-riveted handles provide strength and stability. The legendary Laguiole bee, a symbol of superior craftsmanship, is etched intricately into each knife. Includes wooden case.

Disclaimer: The generous folks at Beringer are supplying the carving sets as well as providing the shipping to all the winners.

I’m not having a summer solstice party this year, but if I were, this is one recipe I’d be serving up. Strawberry Mint Gelato…just like summer in a bowl!

Strawberry Mint Gelato (Adapted from a Strawberry Gelato recipe at The Food Network)

  • 12 ounces fresh strawberries (hull removed)
  • 3 Tbs finely chopped fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

In a blender combine the strawberries, sugar, mint and whole milk and puree until smooth.

Add in the heavy cream and mix just enough to combine (you do not want to whip the cream). Add in the lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Refrigerating overnight is best because it will allow the flavor to intensify.

Transfer the mixture into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve at once with fresh cut strawberries, if desired, or freeze for up to one month.

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  1. Beautiful !! Nothing says summer better than homemade ice cream!!!

  2. Yummy! Gelato is a favorite and this combo sounds refreshing. Plus, I’ve got a ton of mint to use.

  3. I love everything grilled! My new favorite grilled item this summer is “grilled scallops”! So simple and soooo delicious. xo barb :)

  4. Yum! That gelato sounds amazing. My favorite thing to grill is definitely seafood.

  5. I love grilling shrimp. Just a skewer per person is enough to transform ordinary dinner into something wonderful. But vegetables are a favorite too; zucchini, eggplant, corn on the cob and portabella mushrooms, sweet onions and even thick tomato slices get a turn on the grill. Grilled tomato and onion is wonderful on slices of bruschetta.

  6. This looks so delicious! Love the textures in this photo.

  7. Oh, and I should say – We love grilling lots of things! One of our favorites is fresh halibut. My elderly uncle travels to Alaska every summer to fish. He turned 87 in May and will be making the trip alone this year. Traveling from North Carolina to Alaska is quite a long trip, but he really loves it. We have a shipment of halibut scheduled to be delivered July 23. Simply adding salt, pepper, lemon and butter is wonderful. A side of grilled pineapple, fresh salad, crusty bread and wine makes a first class meal. Maybe a little Strawberry Mint Gelato for desert?

    Why am I so hungry all of a sudden?

  8. Oh yummm I have to say steak, because I married a Steak and potatoes man!

  9. Steak or hoisin salmon. And always on the charcoal grill. I love the smokeyness!

  10. Just wanted to let you know I received the apron-it is perfect! Exactly what I wanted-I love it! My favorite thing on the grill is boudin over coals!

    PS-love that photo

  11. Thanks for the giveaway….we always like to grill seafood, especially salmon steak which is our favorite…Love to have the meat carving sets!!!

  12. Don’t enter me in the contest … but my favorite thing to grill is DEFINITELY shrimp and potatoes …

    YUMMO on the gelato recipe! We just got back from Italy and I tell ya, ice cream just isn’t cutting it anymore! Will try this recipe out this week! Thanks, K!

  13. Those carving sets sound awesome! One thing that I LOVE to grill is eggplant! That smoky flavor it gets is awesome.

    That gelato has me swooning. Strawberry is one of my favorite flavors and it pairs so perfectly with mint!

  14. Oh, I was just looking up gelato recipes yesterday! Must make some for when my man comes home… or maybe I should be making it now to make the time go by.

  15. I love to grill pineapple. I grilled some last night for our summer solstice party for two! :)

  16. This gelato looks so lovely! Yum!

  17. I forgot to answer the giveaway question! I love to grill chicken and hot dogs.

  18. I mostly just grill burgers and chicken but this summer I’m looking to branch out to cedar plank salmon. :-)

  19. We love grilling brauts and potatoes on the grill. Especially the potatoes. We have found that Yukon Gold potatoes are very creamy. Add real butter, fresh rosemary and garlic salt and let them in foil until the potatoes get slighty crispy on the edges.

  20. Pat Wogan says:

    Beautiful picture. My favorite grilled food is Nick’s ribs. Also love a good thick rib-eye steak a la Kert. Ummmm!


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