Saturday, January 9, 2010

Aunt Risse's Steak Salad and Invictus

My Aunt Risse is not the star cook of the family, but in the past few years she has brought us some great dishes. This dish is a favorite of my mom's and sister's, and it is very tasty. Best of all it doesn't smoke up your kitchen like cooking meat on your stove top will!

After dinner we met up with our friends Eleonore and Rafael to see Clint Eastwood's new film, Invictus. I was not excited about this movie because the trailers made it look so political and rough, but I was wrong. The movie was very heartfelt and fun. Jeffrey always has criticism after a movie, and I agreed with his criticism about some of the characters, but overall this was an entertaining, feel good movie.

Aunt Risse's Steak Salad
2 New York Strip Steaks, or you can use Sirloin
1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs (I didn't have "Italian" ones so I added oregano to mine)
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp Pepper
Optional: Parmesano Reggiano
2 Tsp Olive Oil
1 lemon

Trim all the fat off the steak. Cut steak into thin bite sized pieces. My steak was still a little frozen when I was cutting it and it made it easier to cut.

Put Bread Crumbs, Parmesan, and seasonings into a gallon sized bag and mix up.

Put about 5 pieces of meat at a time into the Ziploc bag and shake to cover the meat with the mix. Then take out and put on a baking sheet. Repeat until all of the meat has been covered.

Place under the broiler for 3 minutes. Take out and turn each piece over with your tongs. After they are all turned over, sprinkle a little bit more bread crumb mix over the top of the meat.

Put under broiler again for about 4-5 minutes.

Toss Arugula with olive oil and then toss the steak pieces into the salad.

Serve on plate and squeeze fresh lemon over the salad.

We both enjoyed the salad, but I forgot to make a carbohydrate with this meal, which is something that Protein Boy requires. Good thing I had some leftover potato salad in the fridge from the night before....
PS: I started my job at Dream Dinners yesterday morning and it went great! The people that I work with are very nice and it is very fun to put the meals together. Can't wait to go back on Wednesday!

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