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Old 07-18-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
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7/18/19 -Thursday Night Dinner

First use of my sous vide circulator. One inch thick strip steaks, and then seared them on the gas grill. They were OK, but not what I expected. Now I understand why the recommendations are for thicker steaks, and searing them in a CI skillet. It's all my fault.


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TS, a gas grill isn't hot enough to sear the meat fast enough to avoid cooking the meat some more. A very hot cast iron pan will do better. A one-inch steak is okay, if you do a quick, hot sear. Keep at it -- you'll figure it out.

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Old 07-18-2019, 06:46 PM   #3
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Oh, I am just grazing tonight. I am going out of town for almost a week, and need to do some fridge clean-out.

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Potato salad with hummus/sweet and sour pickles, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Big salads, steamed kale.


Prepped for a picnic with friends. Strawberry vinaigrette. Danish gingerbread balls. Catalina dressing. Tomato dressing. Garlic lemon basil green goddess dressing. Potato salad. All of the stuff without added sugar or oils--we use some maple syrup/honey. Assortment of lettuce, 3 kinds of beans, quinoa, wheat berries, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, broccoli trees, pickles 2 types, garlic pickles 2 types, mixed pickled vegetables. It will be a mini-salad bar buffet.
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Old 07-18-2019, 07:24 PM   #5
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TS, a gas grill isn't hot enough to sear the meat fast enough to avoid cooking the meat some more. A very hot cast iron pan will do better. A one-inch steak is okay, if you do a quick, hot sear. Keep at it -- you'll figure it out.

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Casey is right on. I use a 12" CI skillet that I heat on high for 5 minutes then add some oil. When the oil starts to smoke, I lay in the steak. One minute per side and one minute on the edges.
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We had garden salads and BLT sandwiches on my homemade white whole wheat bread.Click image for larger version

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Ummmmmmm. BLT!

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Grilled burgers tonight with all the trimmings. Potato salad and coleslaw for the sides.
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Ummmmmmm. BLT!

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Traveling up this way? If so, I'll put a couple strips of bacon on for you now...
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I had another raw tomato pasta, this time with an olive pesto, with some green, but mostly kalamata olives, a bunch of garlic, anchovies, and a lot of basil, ground up with some EVOO. I added some kamut and cannellini beans, to add some nutrition to the white pasta. I have almost 4 qts of it leftover, so I called and told a friend, who likes that stuff, that they'd better get over quickly, if they want some. I eat that stuff for breakfast, at this time of year! And any time I eat the leftovers, I nuke it for just 10 sec, to get the chill off of it, and liquefy the EVOO.
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