The theme is Resolutions over at I Heart Cooking Club so I thought, what better way to start off the year than to tackle a goal I set last year. I am still slowly limping through Nigella Express, trying to check off more of her recipes. Some are so good that we’ve repeated them and others….well, I glare at woefully.
But a goal isn’t written in stone. It’s more like a guideline. Yet I honestly do want to cook my through that particular cookbook. (I never did establish a time limit…so that’s not failure…I’m going with that).
Problem is…I’ll see a dynamite recipe which one of ya'll posts and think…OH..I want to try that! Or I get a new cookbook or magazine and it’s the same issue … I dart off drooling in another direction.
Anyway………lets tackle Nigella’s steak slice with lemon and fresh thyme....start the year off with fresh herbs and fresh produce.
You'll need the following ingredients........
* 1 sirloin steak (1-inch thick) weighing approximately 1 pound 4 ounces
* Oil, for greasing
* 5 stalks fresh thyme to give 1 tablespoon of stripped leaves
* 2 bruised cloves garlic
* 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
* 1/2 teaspoon table salt
* Good grinding fresh pepper
Cut away the fat from around the edge of the steak while you heat a griddle or pan.
Brush the steak with oil to prevent it sticking to the griddle or pan, and then cook for 3 minutes a side plus 1 minute each side turned again (this gives you pretty griddle marks) for desirably rare meat; the lemon in the post-hoc marinade 'cooks' it a little more.
While the steak is cooking, place the thyme leaves, garlic, oil, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper in a wide shallow dish.
Once the steak is cooked, place it in the dish of marinade for 2 minutes a side,
before removing it to a board and slicing thinly on the diagonal.
We like it rare. Just put the cutting board on the table and serve.
We served this with avocado slices...they are so good this time of year.
Cotes Du Rhone was a nice choice........
This is one we'll surely do again. Great fresh taste.
As for resolutions.........this year I hope to drink and try different wines, try new foods, and figure out a good baguette recipe that I can successfully bake. I'd also like to figure out Facebook which I recently dipped a proverbial toe.....seemed a good way to share more recipes.
And last but not least, it would be good to plan a trip to visit family in Mississippi, ride the Natchez Trace, eat a White Castle burger (I never have done that), and plan a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
What are some of your goals for 2010? Drop me an email if you'd like :-)