Thursday, January 28, 2010

Attempt Number Two: Moroccan Strip Steaks

After attending my four year old Nephew's birthday party last week Saturday, I began to feel a little sick. I thought nothing of it, just the wear and tear of coming out of the holiday season.
Apparently, I was mistaken.
This was no side effect of stress...this was the side effect of hanging out with a dozen small children that are harbingers of communicative diseases!
So instead of preparing my Moroccan Dry rub and preparing my Niman Ranch Sirloin Strip Steaks like I had planned...I spent the day in bed watching the second season of the Tudors on DVD (Jonathan Rhys Meyers scares me. Kinda like the Sham-wow guy, but without the aggravated battery charges.)
Well, it's Thursday now. A LOT has happened in the span of just a few days, and I am now able to climb out from the yolk of illness and stress and take some time out to enjoy myself in my kitchen.
So tonight...

Moroccan Dry Rub Recipe for Steaks

1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 lemon plus more wedges for garnish
1 tbs + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 12 oz Sirloin Strip Steaks

Combine cumin, coriander, slat, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper in a bowl.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Rub the spice mixture on the steaks and cook until desired temperature.Serve with Couscous and lemon wedges if desired.

I'll have plenty of pictures of this tomorrow friends and foodies!