Pan Seared Sirloin

Where we live right now, I don’t have a fabulous butcher shop where I can get a great cut of meat. (Sigh)
That fact makes me sad.
So you work with what you’ve got right?!  In my case…some simple petite sirloins.
It wasn’t lovingly wrapped in butcher paper by a skilled butcher handing it to me like it was his most prized possession. I’ve been there. It’s a beautiful moment when that happens.
But! You can make a regular store bought piece of beef reach its full potential by using this method, which I was reminded of seeing Nom Nom Paleo’s post on cooking a perfect steak. Thank you Nom Nom Paleo!
I had mine was over a heaping mound of Cauliflower Mash. I love that stuff!
So here’s how it begins.
Preheat oven 275 degrees
Serves 2
2 Sirloin steaks, petite cut
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked black pepper
1 tbsp Ghee
Pat the steaks dry and sprinkle salt and pepper over the meat.
Place on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
Like so…
Place in the oven for about 11 minutes for a steak cut 3/4-1 inch thick.
While they are in the oven preheat a cast iron skillet to high heat.
Remove the steaks from the oven.
Put the tablespoon of ghee in the hot cast iron skillet.
Place the steaks in the skillet and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side.
Don’t move them around. They like to be left alone.
This will get your house a little smoky so use that vent over your cooktop or maybe open a window. Or just pretend that you’re in a cool 80’s music video.

 

Smoke! It smells so good I would bottle it and use it as a candle fragrance.
When they are done take the steaks out of the pan and place on a clean plate.  Let them rest tented with foil for about 5-10 minutes.
Then cut and enjoy your efforts. Perfect!

 

Today was a Yoga Day! My favorite workout of the week. As I get older flexibility becomes more and more important to prevent injury. Working more stretching and yoga into my daily activities is a goal of mine. I did this one hour Yoga Flow this morning. There are some poses that are a little more advanced than my capabilities right now, but that’s why it’s called a yoga practice right?
So do the best you can if you are new to this kind of workout. There are so many free sights that offer beginner yoga and stretching for flexibility. Try some out and share what you like!
This is from Fightmaster Yoga.
Have a Peaceful Day!
Melody