Man, oh man, do I have a lot of updating to do over here. I’ve been super busy the last week or two–or at least it felt busy–and while I could have used some free time for blogging, I opted to use it doing needlework instead. I’ve got a recent addiction to embroidery that is prettymuch overruling anything else I could possibly need to do. In fact, I would be doing it now too, except for the fact I REALLY need to do dishes, and blogging is an exceptional tool for procrastination.
Anyway, this here is another old post moved over from the previous blog. It was a pretty good steak, all things considered—main consideration being that it was the first one I ever made. I’m really not a steak eater which is why I put off figuring out how to make one for so long, but I quite liked this one. Perhaps because I made it myself and could more easily control how done it was. And of course, because it wasn’t smothered in A1. that makes all the difference.
I have a confession: This is my first time making a steak–any type of steak.
My dad is an enthusiastic griller. Behind our house we actually have an “outdoor kitchen,” which basically consists of a humongous grill and some countertops sheltered under its own little overhang. In the summer, we have grilled vegetables, grilled hamburgers, grilled chicken, grilled fish…and of course, grilled steaks. In fact, I’d wager that just about every steak I’ve ever eaten has been grilled…I don’t think it even occurred to me until recently (pardon my meat-eating naivete) that steaks could be cooked any other way. So, as a non-griller myself, I have never made a steak.
My eyes were opened when I watched Gordon Ramsey making a steak in a skillet on the stovetop the other week. steak? stovetop?? well, it’s worth a try. So I went out and bought some steaks.
I wish I had a better picture of the finished product, but here it is on my plate, with a sweet potato and some roasted root vegetables. It was a great meal and (dare I say it!) pretty healthy! My main complaint was that the meat DID turn out saltier than I would have liked, but then again I don’t regularly eat much salt on food so I tend to be much more sensitive to its presence than some. I had expected that only a little bit of salt would be absorbed and the rest would be rinsed off…but I think more got absorbed than I anticipated. I may have to make some adjustments to how long the meat salts. However, the steaks were juicy and tender, and I thought the sauce was quite flavorful–definitely several steps up from A1. Overall, a winner! I can’t wait to experiment some more with steak.