2/15/09

I Won Meat!

I won meat! Say what?

A while ago, Stephane, aka cute and talented Zenchef of Chefs Gone Wild, had a contest to win La Cense Beef. And guess what? I actually won!!! (It was a randomized type of a thing.)

I finally decided to make something using my prize. I defrosted one of the Petite Sirloins, and simply cooked it in some vegetable oil seasoned with salt and pepper.

I learned a trick from Luke at Sur La Table: once you see pools of blood on the meat after you turned it over, it's done! Let the meat rest for about 5-10 minutes before cutting into it.

This was an amazing meal!!!! I served the meat with tomato/garbanzo beans/shallot/blue cheese/sunflower oil/lemon juice and dill salad.




13 comments:

Sara said...

Your steak and salad looks great!

It's so cool that you actually won the beef.

Esi said...

I am totally obsessed with grassfed beef. I think it is way better than the factory bred stuff and of course better for the environment. You're so lucky for winning some! The salad sounds great too. I did something similar with feta instead of gorgonzola. Nice meal!

Zen Chef said...

Did you say cute? Aww, look what you've done.. I'm blushing now! Hehe. Compliment are not good for my heart, I have a condition. :-) Great dinner indeed! I'm happy you liked it so much.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Hey congrats, what a cool prize! There is nothing nicer than quality steak, cooked simply.

Peter M said...

You lucky gal...you won meat! Nothing gives the the gift of meat...nicely done, lovely pink.

pigpigscorner said...

oo they look so pink and delicious! Congrats!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Cooked to perfection.. Yippee what a great prize to have won!

Elra said...

Olga my dear, how did you get so lucky? Congratulation!
That steaks sure look great.
Cheers,
Elra

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Grass fed beef really does taste better! I never really liked beef until I had grass fed!

Medena (-Melitta-) said...

You won and put it to great use! Looks delicious!

Tartelette said...

Stephane...such a charmer :)

That tenderloing looks fabulous!

faisal said...

The color of the meat is so inviting.

avesta said...

This looks amazing....I love garbanzo beans in salads and your meat looks perfect!