Last night, I had every intention of making something nice and lady-like, like a chicken pot pie. But I got to Star Market, the Sirloins were calling to me, and I am not one to ignore magical talking meats. I've never cooked a steak by myself before, nor do I own a grill, so I knew this would be a challenge.
Sanne has a couple of cast-iron skillets, so I decided to use one instead of that cheap Ikea grill pan (no offense, Ikea). I couldn't risk ruining this beautiful steak.
I found a recipe in my Pioneer Woman cookbook that told me for a medium-rare steak, all I had to do was cook it over medium-high heat for about 4-5 minutes each side. I marinaded it in some soy sauce, garlic, s+p for a bit, tossed a few tablespoons of butter in my pan and went to town.
I also baked some asparagus and sweet potatoes in s+p and olive oil.
Oh yeah, and I caramelized some onions. <3
I'd say I did a pretty swell job of it, wouldn't you?
Today I had a quick breakfast, then went with Rajiv to Target to stock up on some supplies for our Indian Party tonight. That's right, 9 Indians + me in our teeny apartment. Sujoy is going to bring something special for me to cook. Who's excited?!
|eat that protein, it's gonna be a long night...|
What grade would you give my steak?