Well things went fairly well. Fri I cooked 3 ribeye and a flank steak in the same pot. It was somewhat shallow and dealt with a floating problem in the beginning. Started them @ 0900 and pulled them out @ 1700. Cooked @ 130 Deg. I put the flank steak in the fridge for something later this week. The ribeyes I browned for about 2 minutes each side. I think they actually toughened just a little on the grill. The pepper portion of the seasoning accentuated during the spa so they were peppery. The daughter and I didnt mind, the wifey thought it was a little spicey but she toughed through it.
@ 0900 this morning I dropped in 3 lamb steaks. Seasoned with garlic powder only. These were in a deeper stock pot and cooked until 1800 @ 130 deg. I pulled them straight out of the bag and set them in a hot pan of olive oil. Browned each side in the skillet for about 2 min each. They didnt lose any tenderness and were fabulous...to me and the daughter. The wifey grew up on the reservation at the four corners and is accustomed to eating meat, especially lamb burnt to a crisp. Lamb tends to hold its red inner color even though its been in the spa all day, and browned to a crisp on the outside. So...the daughter and I split her discarded steak. It was hands down some of the best lamb steak I have ever eaten out of my own kitchen. So next time I am considering cooking beef for her and browning it on the grill, or maybe next time brown her steak on the grill for her. I have yet to try a skillet browned beef steak but that will come next weekend. She doesnt mind the reddish beef so much but turned her nose up at the lamb. To top it off, even though it had a distinctive lamb taste, it wasnt a strong "lamby" taste that I sometimes get.
The lamb meat seemed to separate itself from the fat. Usually when I grill lamb steaks or chops, you can barely tell the difference between the two.
Its a fun easier way to cook and clean up after. In fact, the wifey like the pan of hot water to do the dishes in. We try to let nothing go to waste around here.
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