Friday, January 22, 2010

"Rain, Rain Go Away" and Broiled Steak

It has been raining like crazy here since Monday, or maybe Sunday...I can't remember now! Thankfully we haven't had any more power outages. Don't get me wrong, I usually enjoy rain, but here are my woes. It is cold and we don't have a heater! Thankfully mom got us a heated mattress pad that works really well, but also makes me want to slide in bed way too much. I am trying very to hard not get Jeffrey's illness and the rain and cold are not helping. I have a stuffy and runny nose, but it isn't green yet! My garage is not automatic, so I have to get in and out of the car and rain falls out of the door when you lift it, sometimes on my head...many of you would laugh to see me doing some of these city life activities. I need a rain coat and rain boots, these would be good presents for the next holiday season, I shall remember to put them on my list. LA traffic does not like rain. They are crazy slow here, when it is only sprinkling people will go like 35 on the highway. I could keep going, but I think you get my point. They say that it will clear up tomorrow, yeah!!!

I have been cooking, but I have mostly been making meals that I have already blogged about. The other night, I made a yummy steak under the broiler. I have decided that this is the way to go when cooking steak without an outside grill, because there is not any smoke!

Broiled Steak
New York Strip Steak is my favorite, but Sirloin was on sale the other day
Steak Seasoning: My butcher gives free seasonings with the meat and fish you buy. Yours might too, never hurts to ask.
Optional: Butter and steak sauce

Cut the fat of the steaks and season the front and back.

I never knew what the pans that have slits in them were for, but I found out online that they are used for broiling steak. I used to have one, but it must have gotten lost in the move. So instead I used cooling racks on a cookie sheet for the juices to drip under.

Put the steaks on the cooling racks and put under the broiler for 8 minutes.

Turn the steaks and if you want to use butter put thin slices on tops of the steak. Put under broiler for another 8 minutes.

Remove from broiler and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

The steaks will be a little less than Medium. If you like it more rare take some time away from the cooking process.
I served the steak with crunchy mash potatoes. These are my new favorite potato dish and they are so easy. Find the recipe from December 22nd posting.

I was watching Martha Stewart the other day and she was broiling a piece of meat. She put the pan in the oven and let it heat up before putting the meat on it to cook. I tried it and it seemed to work well!

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