Robin Rhine McDonald
Easy Steak Dinner
Before I was in a relationship, I used to say that the key to my heart was a steak dinner. I LOVE a good steak.
The meal photographed is more steak than I would normally recommend. However, if this is a special occasion, I think it's just fine.
Quality is KEY when it comes to red meat. Conventionally raised beef (non-organic or non-grass fed) is usually full of antibiotics and hormones. Both of these cause damage to your gut and increase inflammation in your body.
Grass fed steak and organic steak are both devoid of both hormones and antibiotics, and are a far better option.
The best, though, is grass fed. These cows have been able to live and consume their natural diet. Cows aren't supposed to eat corn and soy - which is what they're given when raised conventionally. When you eat grass fed beef, it's like the cow did some of the veggie eating for you! The nutrient profile is much better, and and the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio (you want MORE omega-3's and less omega-6's) is a healthy balance.
All that to say, here's an easy way to make a fancy restaurant quality meal at home.
What you need: - 16oz of Grass Fed Rib Eye, cut into two steaks -1/2 an 8oz container of white mushrooms, sliced -1/2 onion, sliced -2 bunches of broccoli rabe -3 tbs of grass fed butter -1 tsp of non-GMO steak seasoning . Instructions: -Rub the steak with spices and let it sit for 30 minutes at room temperature
-Set the oven to 450 F
-Sear the steak in a cast iron skillet on both sides for 2 minutes on each side on medium heat in 1 tbs of grass fed butter until a crust forms on the outside
-Bake the steak for about 8-9 minutes, or until the internal temperature is about 135 for a pink center. -While the steak is cooking, sauté mushrooms and onions in butter in another pan and steam the broccoli rabe in a pot with 1/2 and inch of water.
If you play your cards right, you'll have a gourmet dinner in less than 20 minutes!