It’s Good When A Nice Cut Of Steak Is On Sale
While at the store this weekend, I was really just shopping for the usual bread, milk, and eggs, when I stumbled upon this delicious sirloin tip roast on sale for just under $7.00, fresh corn @ $.99 for 6 ears, and baby portabellas in a six pack were on sale for $1.50, so I got some of those too. This roast would be plenty for the four of us with the mushrooms and corn… I’m thinking for under $10.00, a feast would be happening tonight.
Once I husked and washed the corn, I put it into a pot of boiling water. I put the steak, rubbed with a bit of olive oil, in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes, then turned the oven to broil and gave it another 12 minutes under the flame on its other side.
While that was broiling, I sliced up the mushrooms into a pan with a pat or two of butter, got the heat going on that then added about 1/2 cup of dry white wine, and a few tablespoons of lemon juice. The mushrooms got a good seasoning of salt, pepper and minced garlic and the liquid was allowed to reduce a bit. I covered the pan and put the flame on that very low while the steak with an internal temperature of 145-150 degrees was done and resting. In no time I whipped out some of the wild lettuce that grows abundantly out in the backyard, and made a simple side salad.
It all came together and soon, we were feasting on a steak slices done to a lovely medium rare, topped with those savory mushrooms, and the tenderest corn. The little side of salad was tangy and tasty too. I didn’t plan on such a feast but when all my favorite things are on sale, or even free, like the salad, how could I resist?