|Total Time Prep.
|Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
Here’s a recipe that’s quick, easy, and extremely delicious! The “Easy Marinated Grilled Flank Steak” is a recipe you can’t go wrong with, especially when it has “easy” in the title. Here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we whole-heartedly understand that sometimes you need a meal that you can prep and put on the grill. This Flank Steak recipe is one of those quickies that the family will love!
The recipe is courtesy of https://tasteofthehome.com.
3 ounces cooked steak with 1-1/2 tablespoons reserved marinade: 195 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 271mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup burgundy wine or beef broth
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 beef flank steak (2 pounds)
- In a small bowl, whisk barbecue sauce, wine, and lemon juice until blended. Pour 1 cup marinade into a shallow dish. Add beef and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
- Drain beef, discarding marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 6-8 minutes on each side. Let stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain. Serve with reserved marinade.
The Original TasteOfTheHome.com recipe can be found here.
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Five reasons to own an outdoor kitchen
In this article, we discuss five reasons
1: Expanded Living Space
Having an outdoor kitchen and living area creates a welcoming atmosphere that offers extra space for cooking, dining, entertaining, and socializing. Built-in outdoor grills are a stylish way to open up a yard while gaining new cooking space. Outdoor rated refrigerators keep ingredients and beverages cold and conveniently located. Adding a kitchen sink to an outdoor living area means fewer trips back and forth for washing hands, dishes, and utensils. Advances in building materials and outdoor rated appliances have transformed yard space into elegant and eye-catching living areas.
2: Increase Value
Let us start by pointing out that installing an outdoor kitchen does not automatically mean that property value will go up enough to cover the cost of building and installing an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens constructed with the intent of using and enjoying the space rather than as an investment is a far healthier approach. The monetary value will have many variables; however, the real value of an outdoor kitchen is in the experience that it creates. For families, friends, neighbors, and visitors, outdoor living areas are a personal touch that welcomes and invites all to enjoy.
3: Save Energy by Cooking Outside
Moving cooking outside during hotter months will keep inside temperatures lower, and having less heat in the house means that air conditioners will not have to work as hard to keep interiors cool. Save power by maintaining the cooking temperature on the outside.
4: Save Money by Staying Home
Eating at restaurants can be very costly when done frequently. Homeowners who have put the time and investment into an outdoor kitchen commonly report eating at home more often. Rather than going out for barbecue and drinks, people invite guests to enjoy the space with good company. Many outdoor kitchens include wet bars in the design to accommodate entertaining, which brings us to our final reason for owning an outdoor kitchen and living area.
5: Great for
Anyone with an outdoor kitchen can attest to how great they are for entertaining. Family, friends, and guests alike will enjoy the customized space. In many instances, the outdoor kitchen itself becomes a topic of conversation. People can socialize, watch TV and movies, play music, and enjoy the experience and atmosphere created by an outdoor living area.
So now that we’ve discussed some significant benefits to having an outdoor kitchen, you can follow up with our tips and tricks for planning an outdoor kitchen of your own!
Located in Fort Myers, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens bring quality and experience to Southwest Florida. If you would like to talk with us directly, you can reach us at (239) 229-9033.
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Owning an Elegant Outdoor Kitchen is different than going to Home Depot, writing out all the products you wish to include, hiring a general contractor and piecemealing your thoughts into an inconvenient, stress-amplifying experience. The ease we provide to our customers is beneficial for many reasons. Not only do we remove you from the unwanted burden placed upon yourself to achieve the desired result, but before the process even begins we guide you through a series of pertinent questions that may have been otherwise overlooked.
For instance, will you be hosting parties or the occasional intimate family gathering? Will you need refrigeration, natural gas or running water? Do you have the proper water lines or gas lines running to your outdoor living area? If not, have you inquired about an estimate? What type of fuel will your primary cooking components use? (Natural gas, charcoal, wood, propane, etcetera). Will you be dining outside? If so, do you want your outdoor kitchen to have reasonable accommodation for such? What type of cooking are you most interested in pursuing? Will it be grilling, baking, smoking or a combination of the previously mentioned? What kind of material finishes will you be selecting and have you considered how they’ll fair in the Southwest Floridian weather? Do you need functional storage and trash storage? What design layout works best for your allotted space? Have you spoken with a professional design consultant yet?
Reading these questions may seem overwhelming. Not only are they valid concerns, but there’s also quite a few. Many of them would’ve arisen once the general contractor had been hired, creating an added pressure to have an answer before you know if it’s the correct one, had you not considered each prior.
Andrea and Ben Poulton of Elegant Outdoor Kitchens indeed simplify the process. You can contact us for a free consultation, we’ll come by your home at a time of your selection, and together we’ll navigate the parameters and possibilities within them while focusing our attention on what’s practical, within budget and aesthetically appealing. We’ll create a mock outdoor kitchen in our software, propose it to you based on the information we’ve discussed, further reworking the design if necessary, and once you’re happy with the layout, action will ensue. You won’t have to worry one bit; continue on with your life. We’ll just be in the backyard shrouding your vision with sawdust and hard work; however, once the debris settles and our final tool goes back into its bag, you’ll realize in that moment that your selection to choose us was one you won’t regret.
Call us today for a free consultation. Let’s create something lasting, something you take pride in, something beautiful, something you.
Receive 4 Omaha Steaks with the purchase of a custom outdoor kitchen by Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. There’s no better way to break in your brand-new outdoor kitchen grill, then with premium steaks by Omaha Steaks. The free steaks are our way of saying thanks for using Elegant Outdoor Kitchens for all your outdoor living needs.
Disclaimer: Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is in no way associated with the Omaha Steaks brand, or it’s products. We are merely giving away these delicious steaks with the purchase of a custom outdoor kitchen by Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. To receive the 4 Omaha Steaks, you do have to purchase with us. The purchase is necessary.
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Are you looking for a professional barbecue island design company? Elegant Outdoor Kitchens in Southwest Florida is quickly becoming the go-to outdoor kitchen company. We offer custom solutions that enable us to turn your outdoor area into a stay-cation destination. Our professional barbecue island designs will have your neighbors envious and your family wanting to spend a little quality time. All jokes aside though, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens offers superior custom outdoor kitchen design & manufacturing services that can’t be beaten.
We design with your outdoor kitchen concept in mind! We’re a family owned and operated business that genuinely cares about our customer’s satisfaction. Our on-site consultation and design phase ensures that our clients get the exact outdoor living area they want. Our outdoor living specialists will provide 3D CAD renderings for your approval. We won’t start the outdoor kitchen construction project until you sign-off on the design. We’ll present you with different component configurations and layout designs. Our primary objective is to make sure you have the correct product information & understanding and a positive experience during the design phase. We can guarantee that our communication and customer service is a step above the rest. When you choose the pros here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we make sure that you matter.
Custom Outdoor Barbecue Island Designs
We invite you to check out our customer project portfolio. It’s not hard to see why Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is a leader in outdoor kitchen design & manufacturing in the Southwest Florida region. You can also give us a call or visit our official Facebook page for even more information about our company.
Are you ready to transform your backyard into the ultimate outdoor living space? How about creating an environment where you can entertain both family and friends anytime you like, making memories that you’ll never forget? With Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we’ll help you do just that. Our custom outdoor living design specialists will work closely with you to build the outdoor living environment you’ve always dreamt of owning.
Our team of professional design consultant is here to help. Using the latest in 3D CAD technology to layout the perfect outdoor kitchen area is what we do here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. We offer elegant and affordable outdoor design & manufacturing services to Southwest Florida area.
An Outdoor Living Area is for Family, Fun, Food, and Relaxation
Let us help you design a sanctuary for relaxation, entertaining and play. With an outdoor kitchen, you can finally incorporate a diverse mix of professional grilling and open-air culinary systems, all in your backyard. From kamado-style grills to authentic pizza ovens, you have an almost unlimited array of options when it comes to outdoor grilling & cooking components.
The Outdoor Kitchen Home Investment
One of the most popular renovation areas and quite possibly the most gratifying in the home is the outdoor kitchen. On average, most homeowners can dramatically add value to their home by upgrading their backyard or outdoor living area. That’s not even the best part, once you’ve built your outdoor kitchen environment, you get to enjoy the many benefits that come with the upgrade. Speak with one of our outdoor living specialists today to start planning your outdoor kitchen concept. Elegant Outdoor Kitchens won’t start building until your completely happy with the design.
Are you looking for a professional outdoor kitchen consultant? Do you have a custom barbecue island concept that you would like to turn into a reality? Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is your SWFL source for custom outdoor living area design. If you’re ready right now, and you would like to sign-up for an on-site design consultation, fill out the form below.
If you’d just like to ask us few question, no problem. Give us a call today to speak with one of our outdoor kitchen design consultants. We’ll be happy to schedule an on-site consultation at your earliest convenience.
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When it comes to building custom barbecue islands, Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Southwest Florida has you covered. We specialize in the custom design & manufacturing of beautiful outdoor kitchens.
Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular for the homeowner, and it’s not hard to see why. They create a fine dining experience usually reserved for restaurants. Your home becomes a place where you’re able to prepare a diverse and appetizing menu. Your friends and family will flock from all around. That’s only if you choose to tell them about your new outdoor living area.
Elegant Outdoor Kitchens is Southwest Florida’s outdoor kitchen builder. We specialize in custom outdoor living creations that are designed for family entertainment and socializing. If you’re looking for a reason to invite your friends & family over for a get-together, call us today. .
Are you ready to speak with a professional design consultant about your outdoor living area? Give us a call today to schedule your in-home design consultation.
Want to explore some of our most recent projects? You can follow the link below to view our complete project portfolio.
Download Our Introduction to the Outdoor Kitchen
Download our outdoor kitchen introduction PDF if you want to learn more about the process of building an outdoor kitchen, what you can expect, and some basic understanding of the choices you’ll have. We’re excited to answer any and all questions you might have, at any time. Our process is designed to figure out exactly what you want from an outdoor living area.
Don’t just trust anyone to build your outdoor living area, trust the tried and true pros from Elegant Outdoor Kitchens of Fort Myers, Florida. You wouldn’t just let anyone build you a home, right? The team here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens will help you understand your options when it comes to both the construction and the excellent components that are available to you. When you choose EOK, you can rest assured that you’ll receive nothing less than the absolute best construction and guidance. From concept to completion, we’ll make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for in a custom barbecue island build.
Believe it or not, there’s a lot to consider before building a custom outdoor living environment. Not only are you adding a physical structure to your home, but you’re also increasing the value of your home in the process. These are important decisions, decisions that should be made with a professional outdoor kitchen design company.
Allow us to help you with a one-on-one outdoor kitchen design consultation! Planning is the cornerstone of any construction project. We invite you to schedule an on-site design consultation to start the planning process. The benefits of working with our design team are immeasurable. It all starts with first understanding what you want. Once we understand your goals, we set out to provide you with aesthetic & functional design options for your project. From natural finishes to professional barbecue grills & layout configurations, we design with you in mind. It’s safe to say that knowing what’s available to you is half the battle when it comes to building an outdoor kitchen that you’ll love.
The Benefits of Using a Professional Outdoor Kitchen Design & Manufacturing Contractor
Building a custom outdoor living area can be a significant task. Let’s face it; it’s a major addition to your backyard and home. Barbecue island design and construction is what we do here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. Our team is happy to assist you, every step of the way. Give us a call today to schedule an on-site design consultation. Our tried and true design process will ensure that you get the outdoor living area you’ve always dreamt of owning.
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The Elegant Outdoor Kitchen Difference
With Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, you can feel confident in the quality construction of your custom outdoor kitchen. We work closely with homeowners to ensure that they receive a beautiful and structurally sound outdoor living product. From concept to completion, our top-notch outdoor kitchen design team provides detailed 3D CAD designs for project pre-approval. Once you’ve signed off on the design, our installation and construction crew will set out to make your outdoor kitchen design a reality.
Our Outdoor Living Products are Hurricane Safe
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, local Floridians have once again been reminded of the awesome power of nature. Here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens, we understand the need for long lasting and extra durable construction. Every year, Florida is subjected to even more powerful hurricanes and other adverse weather conditions. With our outdoor living products, we take pride in the fact that our islands are hurricane safe and built to last. With the latest hurricane, we recently had the chance to test our outdoor kitchen cabinetry and overall durability. We’re happy to report that our barbecue islands are tested and approved.
More Outdoor Kitchen Components Than You Can Shake a Stick At!
Our Elegant Outdoor Kitchen design team will assist you in determining which outdoor kitchen components you’ll need for your outdoor kitchen. From professional barbecue grills, side burners, all the way to outdoor refrigeration, we’ll ensure you have everything you need to be an all-star grill master. If you’re unclear about the process or have any questions, our team of professionals is here to answer any and all you might have.
The Benefits of Using a Professional Outdoor Kitchen Design & Manufacturing Contractor
Building a custom outdoor living area can be a pretty significant task. Let’s face it; it’s a major addition to your backyard and home. Barbecue island design and construction is what we do here at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens. Our team is happy to assist you, every step of the way. Give us a call today to schedule an on-site design consultation. Our tried and true design process will ensure that you get the outdoor living area you’ve always dreamt of owning.
Check out our latest outdoor living creations! Follow the link below to see our project portfolio.
If you’ve been considering a custom barbecue island and you live in the Southwest Florida region, give us a call at Elegant Outdoor Kitchens to schedule an on-site design consultation. We’re more than happy to send out one of our barbecue island design specialists. As we mentioned earlier, our custom barbecue islands have now been successfully tested through a category 3 hurricane (Hurricane Irma). If you’re looking for a builder that focuses on structural integrity just as much as the aesthetic appeal, give us a call today!