Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

April 20, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly buttered w/ I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter), and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Some rain overnight and an early morning passing shower outside. A bit warmer out today, 83 degrees. Had the outsides, deck, and driveway power washed so that’s out of the way. My cousin is going to repaint our deck for us, hopefully within a week. With that done everything is looking good outside! Lot of work and money to keep everything up. Cleaned the house today, vacuum and dusted. Full day today. For Dinner something new, Elk Sirloin Steak. I prepared a SayersBrook – Elk Strip Loin 8 oz. w/ Hash Browns and Blackeye Peas.

 

 

 

It’s my first time preparing an Elk Steak. Elk cooks quickly like Buffalo. Elk is so lean that it is more prone to overcooking and drying out than beef or chicken. The key to cooking Elk well is to either cook it hot and fast, or low and slow. I’m going low and slow with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I preheated the oven to 350°F. Then I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet which I love using. You can take it from stove right into the oven and it holds heat evenly. I first pat the Steak dry with paper towel. Next heated 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil in Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. I then seared tenderloins on both sides. From the stove to the preheated oven. Continued cooking it to around 135 to 130 F, medium rare.

 

 

 

 

 

It cooked up beautifully! Nice browning on the outside and slightly pink and juicy on the inside. The Elk has a fantastic flavor to it and very tender! I served it with a side of A-1 Thick and Hearty. Next I’ll be trying a Wild Boar Sirloin. I have a nice assortment of Steak now; Buffalo, Elk, and Wild Boar to choose from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Light Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish.

 

 

 

The for another side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. Haven’t had these in a while and they sounded good! If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 
SayersBrook – Elk Strip Loin 8 oz.

Elk strip loin steaks. (2) 8 oz. package. 1lb total The elk or wapiti as they are called in North America is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. Only the moose rivals it in size. Elk feed on grasses, plants, leaves and bark. The meat is leaner and higher in protein than either beef or chicken. Elk meat is one of the tastiest and healthiest all-natural alternatives to traditional meats. Elk meat is low in fat, cholesterol and calories. Elk meat is a one of those rare foods that is very healthy for you and still tastes great! It’s a dark red, dense meat. Very tender and needs no marinating. The taste is similar to beef but with more flavor. It does not taste gamey. Substitute elk meat in any recipe calling for beef. Do not over cook elk meat. Because of it’s low fat content, elk cooks quickly and if overdone it will be dry and tough. Burgers, steaks and roasts should be pink in the center.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/elk-strip-loin-8-oz-each-2/

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Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

April 30, 2016 at 4:47 PM | Posted in fish, Zatarain's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seasoned Blackeye Peas

 

 

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I made an early Breakfast for me and Mom. Then we were at the hospital by 8:00 this morning to talk to the doctors about Dad. The news wasn’t the best. He has a collapsed left lung again along with water in both lungs. This is the second time for a collapsed lung. The bad news is that they can only repair this one more time and after that if it happens again, it wont be a good outcome. We are hoping and praying for the best. Back at home I did a few things around the house and some laundry for Mom. I went to Applebys to pick Mom’s dinner for her when she came home from the hospital. For myself I prepared a Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seasoned Blackeye Peas.

 

 

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My friends had brought me back some Florida Gulf Coast Grouper they had caught a while back and I had them in the freezer. I got one of the fillets out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. It’s one beautiful Grouper fillet! To prepare it I rinsed the fillet off in cold water and patted it dry with paper towel. I then seasoned them it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Lite Butter and rolled the fillet in the Butter. I then added the Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning, coating both sides of the fillet.

 

 
I prepared it in a preheated Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray. When the pan was fully heated, Blackened Gulf Coast Grouper w Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Seaso 004on medium heat, I added my Grouper. At this point turn on your Stove Overhead Exhaust Fan on, because it will start smoking from the seasoning. Cooked it about 4 minutes per side, and it was ready! Cast Iron Skillets are perfect to use for any cooking but especially when you Blacken something. The Skillet heats up and holds it heat and the heat evenly distributes across the Skillet, perfect for Blackening Meats. This is one delicious Grouper! The fresh taste of the Grouper, so meaty, along with the Blackening Season are a perfect combo. Love Fish, Love Seafood! Plus as you can tell as big as this filet was I only had half of it for dinner. The other half for lunch tomorrow!
 

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For one side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right!

 

 

 

 

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Then for a second side it was a can of Green Giant Whole Kernel Sweet Corn. Just emptied the Corn into a small saucepan and heated to a boil, and served! Very good Sweet Corn.Forget a bunch of that “Peas and Carrots”, Blackeye Peas and Sweet Corn make a perfect pairing! I wasn’t sure how the two would work out, but they are fantastic together! Then I also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Zatarain’s Blackened SeasoningZatarain's Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoninggreat as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

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