I came up to my first assignment on my Teach English as a Foreign Language course and, true to form, one of my kids is now off school ill making it a struggle to get anything done. My youngest, Taran, has a cold. With all the social distancing, we have avoided catching any childhood sniffles since February. This being completely different to all previous months and years where we could barely make it a month without some sort sniffle, cough, cold or fever. With the acknowledged relationship between autoimmune diseases and over-cleanliness/sanitising and the current covid19 regulations, I worry a lot that twenty or thirty years down the line there will be a lot of horrific autoimmune disorders running rampant. A cold, while not such a nice thing to have, was a sigh of relief; if only the timing were a little better. Let’s just hope he doesn’t feel the need to pass it along!
I am still on the Atkins Diet Revolution at the moment and almost at the end of the induction phase – three pounds down and five to go. One of the best things about low carb dieting is a great steak cooked to one’s preferred perfection! Is there anything better than a nice steak? Cooked in ghee, paired up with a simple salad of lettuce and cucumber, add in some homemade mayo, and it’s a superfast meal, healthy and low in carbs. Dr Atkins would be proud!
There are other steaks, obviously, but sirloin is a good choice and my family’s go-to steak. This is because it’s more widely available in the shops than ribeye or fillet, tastes great as a quickly cooked steak, and is a bit cheaper too. Fillet and ribeye are an occasional choice, whereas sirloin can be sneaked into the food budget far more regularly. Continuing with making sure I give as much website space to the simple recipes as the fancy ones, here I present the plain and simple yet utterly delicious steak!
- 2 sirloin steaks , they should be around 225g or 8oz each and about 2cm (3/4 inch) thickness
- 1 tbsp ghee (other fats to use are lard and butter, I don't recommend olive oil but the choice is yours)
- 1/4 tsp salt , use more if you like salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Remove the steaks from the fridge about 30 mins before cooking.
- Pat dry with kitchen paper.
- Rub salt and pepper onto all sides equally, add more if desired.
- Add ghee to a frying pan and turn the hob to a medium high heat. I use the number 7 heat on mine, if it helps guide anyone.
- When the pan is as hot as it is going to be add the steaks.
- Set the timer:for rare set it for 1min 30 secsmedium set it for 2 minswell done set it for 4 mins
- When the timer finishes, turn over the steaks reset the timer for the same amount of timer depending on how 'done' you want your steak.
- When the timer rings, it's all done.
- Serve the steak in it's pan juices.