Nothing fancy. A couple defrosted sirloin steaks from our meat CSA and roasted sweet potatoes. I didn't feel like dashing the meat over to the oven so I pan roasted them with a technique I use for stove top burgers. I let a cast iron pan get good and hot on the stove then put in the seasoned steaks, slicked with just a thin coating of oil. Resting on high heat for about 4 minutes the meat sears beautifully. When I turn the steaks I cover the pan briefly (and bring it down to medium heat) to let the meat cook through to just medium. The steaks rested (off heat) for a good five minutes while I tossed together a crisp mixed green salad with tangy caper vinaigrette -- my new favorite spring side.
I'm just a self-taught home cook who likes to try new things. One day when things were a little slow and dinner looked better than usual I decided to post the results on Facebook. Then I did it again and again -- and well, here I am, another addition to the blogosphere.
James, aside from being the "luckiest man alive" ;-), is my very tolerant boyfriend of nearly 10 years. I hope you enjoy sharing his dinner.