Okay, so ignore the fact that the steak is a wee bit overcooked. Long story short, I have the worlds most sensitive smoke detectors. I cooked the steak, then turned the broiler on for a second in order to get a little more color on the meat. Turns out, that was a bad idea, and the smoke detectors decided to take offense to my cooking method, so I had to shut off the oven, then keep the steak in there, for fear the sprinklers would go off or something. Soooo, steak: overcooked. HOWEVER, it is still wicked delicious. Even overcooked, it was outrageously good. It’s stuffed with a red pepper pesto and some wilted spinach and caramelized onions. (I also served it on a bed of the red pepper pesto, holy crap that stuff is amazing.) Now, this is a little labor intensive, but totally worth all the work. There are a few steps.
This chicken is stupid good. Sweet and savory, with just enough bite, and wicked pretty. Now, fennel is a very personal taste, but I happen to love it, particularly when paired with some sweet juicy blood oranges. The whole thing is dressed with a delicious balsamic vinaigrette. (This will make a ton of dressing… I suggest having it in the fridge at all times. It’s good on all sorts of salads, used as a marinade, you name it.)
First of all, to the folks that have been visiting from Norway, Hei og velkommen! (Um, I tried at least?) I’m truly delighted you are here! WordPress is so cool… it tells me where people are visiting from. And I’m not going to lie, seeing this little blog float across the interwebs into other countries absolutely delights me.
Now for tasty eating: This is another one of those eat only every once in a while foods. But with Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to start coming up with some fancy eatin’ recipes that would fit the bill in case I have any company. This will bridge the gap perfectly between non paleo eaters and those of us who try and keep it clean. Sure, it shouldn’t be guzzled every day. But for special occasions where one might want a real WOW factor, it’s perfect.