Posts tagged ‘Steak’

December 11, 2011

Prodactivity

That’s productive activity, and that’s what I did today.

30 Minutes Movement:  Speed walking around the Lancaster Rockvale Outlets for exercise.  One speedy loop to window shop and ponder what stores we needed to go into to buy Christmas gifts.  One slow loop to actually shop.  Estimated 2.5 miles completed.  Actual 99% shopping completed.

We came home good and hungry, so I got right to work making dinner.  The stovetop was a busy place tonight.  Broccoli steaming.  Trader Joes Basmati Rice Medley simmering.  Soy ginger top sirloin steak searing (from Yeehaw).  Despite the meal being 100% stove top cooked, I set it up and then walked away and let it do it’s thing.  I love when I can do that!

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A nice hearty winter meal!

Soy Ginger Steak

  • soy sauce
  • ginger vinaigrette (from Tait Farm Foods)
  • ground ginger
  • chili pepper flakes
  • garlic cloves, roughly chopped

Mix quantities to your taste.  Pour over steak.  Tenderize the meat (this is my favorite tenderizer).  Allow to sit at least a few hours or overnight. Sear for 3 minutes on each side.  Turn heat to low to finish cooking until desired doneness.  I removed it from the heat at ~135° F which after resting brought it to medium (140° F).

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  • Very Rare Steak– 120°
  • Rare Steak– 125°
  • Medium-Rare Steak– 130° – 135°
  • Medium Steak– 140° – 145°
  • Medium-Well Steak– 150° – 155°
  • Well-Done Steak – 160°

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Activity Factoid:  Aerobic activity raises your heart beat to meet the demand of your moving body.  It makes the cardiovascular system stronger.  It involves moving in a rhythmic manner for a sustained time period.  Examples include brisk walking, bicycling, dancing, and swimming.

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June 15, 2011

Chef Kim’s Salad

A hearty yet light meal was on the menu!  I just can’t get enough of my garden spinach, so these days I’m mixin’ and matchin’ the toppings to keep it interesting!

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Tonight it was Yeehaw sirloin quickly seared with some chicken rub on it.  I know it’s not chicken, but I wanted a flavorful spice rub and that’s what was on hand.  Now I can tell you…it works just as well as anything made for steak.  While the steak rested I went to snip snip from the garden.  I always get distracted while I’m out there.  So of course I was weeding and poking at my plants.  This was very helpful in that it forced me to let the steak rest!  I’m often impatient and even though I know I’m going to lose my juices if I cut, I do it anyway.  When I’m hungry, I’m hungry!  Just ask my family!

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Also on the top, green pepper, hard boiled egg, carrots, roasted beets (I’m addicted to these lately!), and pickles!  Do you like pickles on your salad?  At first I thought it was weird, but now I love it.  I’m all about layers of flavors and textures.  Pickles layer a tartness that’s a nice surprise when you hit one in the mix.  And they give enough flavor that I don’t even need dressing!

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Do you think I’m crazy yet?  Sometimes my crazy comes out a little more than others.  I think it came out a lot in this post.  Chicken rub with pickles, egg, and steak…didn’t realize how odd it was until I wrote this!  The beets probably make it weird too.  But I digress!  Go try it!  Report back if I’m just crazy or crazy genius!