I won't lie, desserts all around me and I'm craving salads at the moment - a part of it is that I have this fear of being unable to shake off those couple of pounds we all seem to gain during the holidays.
So I'm just happy as can be that petite sirloins are on sale at my butcher. I'm just feeling real good at the thought of a having a hefty salad admidst freezing temperatures.
So I thought about throwing together a salad that is high in protein but is also super fresh with tons of veggies and herbs & refreshing and summery (yup, in the middle of winter). And so I head out to the Asian market where I load up on fresh bean sprouts, mint, lemon grass & cilantro along with some other goodies. Woo hoo!
Now, I would normally go for a New York strip an inch thick so I can cut it into very thin slices which I think would be quite lovely but in this case, did I mention that petite sirloins are on sale?
So my plan is to sear the meat and marinade in a lovely concoction of sesame oil and lemongrass and herbs and leave it for at least 4 hours (overnight if one can manage it). Then serve it on a bed of freshies like lettuce & salad veggies & radishes (which I need an excuse to eat) and herbs. Sounds good doesn't it?
I think so!