Rarely eat meat
but have been craving a steak for a long long time.
Read with interest on google how good a steak
taste cooked in an iron skillet instead of on grill.
When in local grocery I spotted a less then 8 oz
Fillet Mignon at a special price and put in my cart.
Now eating my main meal between 1:30 and 2:00
healthy breakfast and snack in the evening.
Took out my very old medium iron skillet, a little oil
and soon it was red hot (turned the fan on so smoke detector would not activate.)
My beautiful small steak had been sitting out of frig for about 10 minutes
so it is not cold. Used sea salt generously and placed in skillet.
Cooked about 6 minutes on one side and then with tongs turned it over and
continued cooking. Taking out of pan and put in an oven platter and rubbed
some butter on it and let it sit a little to cool down. There is enough to 2 more
meals for this one. Storms moving into my area this afternoon and do not
have to be concerned over "what do I eat."
it was so tasty along with potatoes (did not use oven to bake) made mashed,
arugula, with chopped home grown tomato, cucumber and olive oil.
Small can of Le Sueur peas and finished off with a slice of angel food cake
from Trader Joe's (a miniature cake described as the best in the world.)
Steak looks rare in image but it is medium
Sharing that the grill purchased at Lowe's over the weekend
is being picked up at no charge as they have a truck in this area and I am returning. Cord will not reach the outlet on porch, instructions say do not use an extension cord
and deck is at 98 yesterday afternoon. Do not need another
something in this small home, the expense, something to clean and may seldom use.
It is so pretty and if it was a different time in my life - I might keep.
I share a lot about food and it is a
challenge to cook for one when you always cooked for a big family but
it is growing easier..