Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Low-carb dinner

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cooking with Kelly: Low-carb dinner

I'm trying to get healthier. I like to eat and apparently that hasn't helped the whole wellness thing. As a result, I'm trying to cut down on my carb intake and I've joined a gym. That doesn't mean I'll stop making delicious desserts, though, don't you worry!

For tonight's dinner, we decided to stay in and make some sirloin steaks with salad. Tim had some frozen sirloins from Market Day that we wanted to use up. We also found some great Asian marinade from Target's brand. It has ginger, garlic, soy sauce and all sorts of delicious things in it. Normally I'd make my own marinade, but it was a busy day and this was on clearance. And boy, was it a great deal for what we got -- the marinade was packed with flavor. I marinated the steaks in a plastic bag with about two to three tablespoons of the stuff for maybe an hour. Make sure to pierce the steaks repeatedly with a folk so that the marinade could sink in. Of course, you can marinade your steaks overnight for more flavor.

Here's how to get a sirloin steak cooked perfectly medium -- preheat your boiler and place your steak on a cookie sheet. Cook for five minutes, then flip it and cook it for another four minutes. Turn off the boiler, set the oven at 400 and stick the steaks in for about five minutes. Pull them out and place the steaks on a cutting board to rest for at least five minutes so the juices can redistribute.

Slice, eat, enjoy!


Lia said...

i've to start reduced carb intake also, seems bit difficult since iam enjoying rice for lunch :(

Jimmy Moore said...

Way to go on your low-carb cooking, Kelly! But you can make some yummy delicious desserts without the sugar too. :) Low-carb living helped me lose 180 pounds and get my health back. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you along in this journey. AWESOME BLOG!!!