64 Days until my 1 Year Surgiversary!!!
I LOVE a good steak. I used to be one of those people who would only eat a steak if it was cooked almost to the point of charcoal, often times not getting to eat with my family at a restaurant because the restaurant could never get that when I said no pink, I meant no pink. Things have changed over the last 8 years or so. In a former life, I dated a guy from Texas who’s family raised cattle. He took me to a phenomenal steak restaurant and made me try his rare steak. One bite and I was hooked (obviously not on the guy, he’s LONG gone, ha!) I don’t usually go completely rare now, normally in the medium rare to medium category.
This is an easy steak recipe, that really is just thrown together ingredients from around the kitchen.
Herbed Steak with Pesto Sauce
- 2, 4-5 oz Filets, trimmed
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Herbs of your choice (I used fresh Rosemary, Garlic, Thyme, and Red Chili Flake)
- Juice of 1 Lime
- Kosher Salt
- Pesto Sauce of your choosing, I made fresh pesto NOM
- Coat the steak with the herbs (if they are dry, crush them up a bit, if they are fresh, chop into small pieces), the olive oil, the lime juice, and then coat liberally with the salt and pepper.
- Allow the steak to rest on a plate with the marinade for 20-30 minutes. You don’t want to wait too long, as the acid in the lime will begin to cook the meat.
- Prepare either your outdoor grill, or indoor grill pan, get to a high heat. (You could also start this in a skillet, and finish it in the oven if you do not have an outdoor grill or a grill pan available to you.)
- Once the cooking surface is blazing hot, drop the steak down onto the surface. DO NOT TOUCH IT. Drop the temperature to Medium High. Let the steak sit as is for 7-8 minutes, less for thinner cuts, more for thicker.
- Flip the steak over and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes. Again, less for thinner cuts, longer for thicker cuts.
- Cook the steak to your desired outcome.
- Serve along side homemade pesto, and grilled veggies. YUM!!!
Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Day 2 Recap
I woke up yesterday morning thinking that I wasnt sore from day 1, but as the day wore on, I realized how sore I was in very specific parts of my body. The muscle under your arm pit, towards your chest…yep, PAIN. But once I got to last night’s workout (aka Day 2) things had worked themselves out a bit.
Yesterday’s workout consisted of Workout Disk 2 (Back, Biceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, and Abs) and Cardio Disk 1. I didnt find this workout as challenging as workout 1 , but the results this morning are that I’m pretty sore! I enjoyed Workout Disk 2 a lot. The workout went quickly, and was motivational.