Thursday, December 3, 2009
Rolled Flank Steak
This is a husband pleaser!! (Not so much a kid pleaser... at least not in my house)...
It was really simple, not too time consuming, and it looks so pretty! It also opens up a lot of possibilities! Stuffing stuff could get kind of fun! :-)
Flank steak, (1-1/2~2 lbs.), pounded evenly
Red chard (or spinach) 1 bunch
5 cloves garlic
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp. red chili pepper
1 T almond meal
3 T fresh parsley, chopped
ground pepper and sea salt (optional) to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute 2 cloves garlic and onion in 1 tsp. olive. Add chard and saute until it cooks down. In a little food processor or blender make a paste with 1 tsp olive oil, parsley, 3 cloves garlic, chili pepper, and 1 T almond meal. After pounding out the flank steak, season with salt and pepper. Spread the paste evenly over the steak and top with the chard mixture. Now... the fun part! Start at one end and roll up the steak (like it was sushi). Rub the rolled steak with a little olive oil and sprinkle with black pepper. I tied the steak in two places with cooking string. Bake for about 40 minutes. (I had to use a thermometer to check doneness... 145 degrees). I let it sit for 5 minutes after removing it from the oven. Cut in 1/4 inch slices and serve!!
I had this with some sliced baked sweet potatoes (because I'm on a huge sweet potato kick) and asparagus (which is IN season right now and affordable). This Paleo meal was about a 5 blocks.
It ranks as a "highly recommend you try" meal! ;-)
**** PALEO-ZONE CHALLENGERS**** RESULTS ARE IN!!!!!!!
Check the white board tomorrow morning! ....Wow, what amazing accomplishments we saw!
CONGRATULATIONS on your success! I will post more information tomorrow and hopefully I will have permission to tell many wonderful stories!
**** This Sunday at 12:30, we will award the winners!!! PLEASE come to claim your prize AND take some more photos!!! (this time you can keep your clothes on- hahaha).
This challenge has been pretty amazing for me, too! I feel very honored to have been a part of something life changing and to witness it every day, first hand! MUCH Congratulations!!! :-)