Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesdays at the Table

Growing up I was a selective food connoisseur, or what my mother would simply call a 'picky eater'. Among the things I didn't like were most types of meat: steak, pork, ham or chicken on the bone. Fish was also a big no-no. When we were dating, I would always joke to Nate that I was a cheap date - no prime rib dinners for this gal!

And then one day, at the ripe old age of 24, I woke up craving steak. Just woke up dying for the biggest, juiciest steak and potatoes that I could get my hands on. When Nate came home from work, I told him to take me to the best steak place in town. He nearly had a heart attack, thinking surely this was a sign that I was knocked up!

Nowadays I love a good steak, especially grilled steak! I am trying to expand my repertoire of steak marinades and toppings. I found this recipe in the Kraft Food&Family magazine and used it for my first attempt at making steaks at home and it quickly became a favorite for both of us.


Smothered Sirloin Steak in Parmesan Peppercorn Sauce

1/2 cup Kraft Light Done Right Zesty Italian Dressing
1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak
1/3 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
4 1/2 tsp Grated Parmesan
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 onion, thinly sliced

1. Pour 1/4 cup of the dressing over steak in resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight. (Honestly, I have NEVER actually marinated the steak. I don't plan that far ahead. I just put it in the bag to coat the steak and then cook immediately.)

2. Combine sour cream, 2 Tbsp of the remaining dressing, Parmesan cheese and pepper in a small bowl.

3. Heat remaining 2 Tbsp of dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 7 to 8 minutes. (I skip the onions because I don't like them. ) Remove onions and set aside.

4. Drain steak and discard marinade. Cook steak in same skillet on medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

5. Serve steak topped with onions and Parmesan peppercorn sauce.


The whole thing takes about 30 minutes. Last night we opted to grill the steaks instead and I think they were even better!


Cole said...

So yummy! I'm doing steak this weekend, so you have good timing. :-)

And I LOVE your terminology for picky eater!

Anonymous said...

Steak is one of my favorite foods. This sounds yummy!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm a very picky eater so I loved this!

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