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Greetings from Tink World!
I’m glad to have survived another week with no snow or ice! It’s too soon to tell if March will be hard on us or not. But, if my memory serves me correctly, in past years, March has been pretty cold. As a matter of fact, some of the worst snow and ice storms have hit GA in March. Here’s hoping that spring will come early!
Well, it’s time to discuss steaks. The forecast for this week looks pretty good. So, you should be able to fire up the grill at least one night this week or maybe during the weekend. However, if you’re like me, you most often cook your steaks on top of the stove so that crazy weather doesn’t matter.
Everyone has a favorite steak. Some people prefer ribeyes, while others are sirloin people. My personal favorite is a sirloin. They are easy to prepare on a grill or in a skillet.
To easily cook a sirloin or a NY strip steak indoors, just follow these suggestions. Take a Tink's sirloin or NY strip steak, rub it down well with sea salt, granulated garlic, thyme, and cracked black pepper. You can tenderize the steak with a meat mallet or something of the sort. Allow the steak to come to room temperature.
Get your pan very hot, we use cast iron. Melt a little butter or coconut oil before putting in the steak. Sear the steak, cooking each side for 2-4 minutes. Then, turn off the fire or move pan from heat source. This creates a nice dark crust on the outside and leaves the center deliciously red.
If you prefer your steak a little more done, simply put a lid on the pan after removing it from the heat. The longer you leave the lid on, the more it’ll be cooked throughout. Allow the steak to rest for 5-7 minutes outside of the pan before enjoying. This allows the juices to redistribute and makes the steak even more mouthwatering.
If you are grilling, you still want to sear the steak, about 3 minutes on each side. Then, either turn the grill off and close the lid or move the steak to a cold part of the grill to allow it to cook a little more.
Steaks are really quite easy. People have different ways of cooking them. Some sear on the grill and finish in a hot oven (this is what a lot of steak houses do) and some don’t mind not having the grill marks from a skillet. Remember, these are just suggestions for those that want a steak, but feel overwhelmed by taking one on.
As for markets, Team Tink will not be at the Wednesday market this week. However, we will be at the Decatur Farmers Market on Saturday, March 8. The market hours are still 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They may change back to normal hours when time springs forward.
To our Evans customers, the Evans Towne Farmers Market will be starting up again very soon. The opening day is March 20th. Be sure to come support your locals. You can send an email with your order or come see what we have on the truck. Either way, we hope to see you then!
That’s all folks. Have a great week and we’ll see you at the market.