Last night's dinner - perfectly medium rare. Shoulder sirloin (it was on sale; can you tell I can't resist a good sale on meat?!) and I kept thinking I needed to marinate it or something in order to get something tender and tasty. Not so, said Alton Brown. I used this recipe almost to the letter, unusual for me, I know, but I was feeling lazy. Mostly I just used a lot of salt and some pepper, since it's a very simple recipe, you really need to use extra salt to make the meat sing for you. And sing it does - tasty, still very juicy and tender, I thinly sliced it using my Wusthof chef's knife (aka my everyday knife)... I think I could even make some delicious steak sandwiches with this and some ciabatta... So easy and tasty.
Top tier: leftover steak
Bottom tier: cucumber and tomato salad; tea infused pasta salad
The cucumber tomato salad is basically the same marinated tomatoes as yesterday with chopped seedless/English hothouse cucumbers and one clove of garlic, minced, mixed in as well. Man, my breath is ROCKIN' from this, but it was totally awesome and worth it :)