My saint-ly husband has been in Illinois helping out his brother's family with a few issues. So, I have been alone since Thursday. He won't be back until Tuesday night. So, what does a happily married man like me do when the husband is away? You cook everything that the husband doesn't really eat and shove it all down faster than you can imagine.
Just so you all know, New York strip steaks are on sale at Whole Foods Market for $9.99/lb!!!!! Can you even believe it?!?! You've been informed. You have until the close of business on Tuesday to go buy some. For those of you who don't understand, that would be like saying this season's Prada coats AND shoes are on sale for $100/item. It's that good.
I got a steak tonight and cooked it to rare perfection; which is how you should really eat a steak of this quality. A little freshly ground pepper, some salt, a very hot pan greased with pork lard is all you need to cook a steak like this. Be warned that your place will need to be ventilated properly. I made sure every single fan was on and all the windows were open and the bedroom door closed before I even started heating up the pork lard. You can use canola oil if you want. Don't use olive oil. You need something with an amazing smoke point. Butter is not suggested because it burns too quickly. I happen to have roasted some pork belly, so I had some pork lard to play with. Scary but true.
I also happen to make my own secret herb meat sauce. It has cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, and jalapeno. Three different vinegars and some exta virgin olive oil. Not quite chimichurri; I like to call it timmy-churri. Rare steak and herb sauce. Heavenly.
The husband in on a low-sodium diet and is to avoid red meat until further notice. My meal tonight was neither low-sodium or red-meat-free. It was good. To help balance it out, I had a gigantic salad of red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and red bell peppers. I also happen to have made some tumeric-roasted cauliflower. I had a small helping.
I am craving something something sweet. But I'm too lazy to leave the house. The steak is weighing me down. :) Later.