Saturday, March 26, 2011

Creating and Creator

Have you ever been watching a cooking show 
(PBS) and realized you had everything they 
were about to prepare in your fridge?
It has NEVER happened to me before.
I jumped up and grabbed these:
a skirt steak, sprouts, a lemon, almonds, and butter.

Rough chop these and dry roast in skillet
 for a few minutes, just to enhance flavor.
Remove from skillet set aside.

Meanwhile in separate skillet over high heat throw
 ( forgot to photograph)
 in the skirt steak and brown 3-5 minutes each side.

 Rough shred some sprouts using a knife, 
and toss into the skillet where you prepared the almonds,
along with 2 TB butter.

Saute a bit, as they begin to soften, 
throw in some squeezed lemon, I only
 used 1/2 and some Kosher salt.

When steak is medium rare
 (for me a total of 6 1/2 minutes)
remove and set aside.
Finish up sautéing sprouts and toss in the almonds.
Slice steak thinly.

All told less than 8 minutes from start to finish.
I do love me some brussel sprouts as you can see,
and I am getting bored with oven roasted...finally.

An unusual Saturday lunch for me,
I rarely bother, and it was delicious!
So now I settle in to watch Lawrence of Arabia
 because I have an unending love affair with Peter O'Toole.

I may have to watch Creator and 
My Favorite Year this evening.

if you are unfamiliar with these 2 films,
well do yourself a huge favor and get them somehow

and if Peter does not ring your bell Vincent Spano just might : D


Bead and Needle said...

Sounds like the makings of a wonderful evening - you, Lawrence of Arabia, and your brussel sprouts (looks delicious, Z!) Have a fabulous time! Tanya

Jacqueline said...

Thank you Suzan...I can totally handle that looks and sounds delicious!

Jane said...

Well if that doesn't look like one delicious lunch!! Thanks for the how to. I would never have all the ingredients on hand like that. Enjoy your movies!!

Terra said...

I took notes on this meal, looks yummy.

sharon said...

YOur meal looks delicious Z, I LOVE b sprouts. and I'd happily sit down and watch Lawrence of A with you, just the music does it - great film

Blondie's Journal said...

I just bought Brussels sprouts today. I have walnuts...will that work? Lemons, steak {not skirt}. But hey, the fun of cooking is improvising.

I haven't seen either movie, I'll have to check them out.

Happy Saturday!


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Yummm...I love sprouts, but I've never tried skirt steak. It looks delicious.

How fun that you had all the stuff, I never do and usually forget when I get to the market.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Claudia said...

My Favorite Year is one of my favorite movies, ever.


Beatnheart said...

I’m on my way...a great meal and some excellent
movies. Nice that you are taking care of yourself with the utmost kindness and nuturing yourself.

kluless said...

Oh My Gosh! Everybody else is talking about the movies and my mouth is watering over the brussel sprouts. They are my favorite vegetable in the world and I have never prepared them any way except steamed. MUST try this!! Thank you for sharing.

Sarah said...

Vincent Spano has always rung my bell!! I'm going out on a limb and say that was a little more than two Tbs. of butter. It does look delish!

June said...

Rats...I should have gotten here before six and not at this hour (11:30 PM) cause now I will be hungry all night thinking of this.
sending hugs...

Theresa said...

You know I love me some brussel sprouts! I am going to have to try them with the almonds, it looks delish! It's Sunday morning and for us that means "mom's famous sunday brakfast" as dubbed my Max a few years ago, it's never the same, but must always include eggs, toast or biscuits and our favorite, yogurt parfaits. Most of all it just means we are all sitting down together for breakfast and that only happens on Sunday! enjoy yours, xoxo

Bee said...

Sounds and LOOKS delicious!! Wonder what my kids would say to a plate of brussel sprouts?! I've only had them in restaurants and love them.

Jill said...

If my comment went through from "Bee" that was daughter uses my screen on the computer when she's home and was logged in to google..oops!

erin said...

oh my that looks delish!! and good for you for taking the time to cook something for yourself. i love brussel sprouts. yum yum. i have to admit, i am unfamiliar with those movies?? will have to check them has been quite a while since i watched a movie.

Char said...

i love "my favorite year" and that dish looks so yummy!

Jillayne said...

Your lunch looks fabulous - that must have been fun to realize you had all the ingredients right at hand!
I'm not familiar with either so I'll have to check them out... good movies, good food....good fun...

April said...

Suddenly, I'm very hungry! That lunch of yours looks DE-LISH!

Rebecca said...

Wow those brussel sprouts look wonderful! I am dieting, it looks like something I could have. Cutting the butter and almonds... sigh
Hope you have a great week!
Blessings my friend