Sunday, June 03, 2007

Best Laid Plans

We have been having the strangest weather recently. During the day it's warm and sunny but by nightfall it's raining cats and dogs. We've even had some serious thunder and lightening storms. Nevertheless, we bought another sirloin steak and some asparagus with the full intention of grilling them for dinner tonight. Unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans and I had to resort to roasting the asparagus and searing the steak on the stovetop before finishing it in the oven.

The asparagus were cooked in balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and garlic. The balsamic flavor was quite powerful and I really missed the smoky flavor of the grill, but the spears were still good.

SP loves couscous and tonight's was flavored with garlic and lime juice. I also stirred in some chopped parsley at the end for color. Despite using the juice of two limes there wasn't much discernible lime flavor.

The steak was, by far, the best thing on the plate despite not being cooked on the grill. I got a good sear on the meat before it went into the oven and I was careful to take it out before it got overcooked. You can see the nice pink color of the meat, which was juicy and flavorful with only some salt and pepper for seasoning.

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  1. That steak looks awesome. Did you broil it after searing?

  2. Dani - Nope. I just seared it in the pan and then stuck the whole pan in the oven for 10 minutes. Unfortunately our broiler isn't in the oven (it's a little pull-out drawer) so we never use it. :(


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