Seared Steak

Seared Steak
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 oz steak
  • 6 oz broccolini
  • ½ oz dill
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 oz peanuts
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the broccolini in the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  2. Fill a large bowl with water and ice cubes.
  3. Drain broccolini and transfer it to the ice water. When cold, set aside.
  4. Chop the dill.
  5. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 8 equal pieces. Add the sweet potato pieces to a pot with cold water. Bring to a boil, lower the temp, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain the sweet potato and return to the pot. Add 2 T of butter and cinnamon and mash with a fork.
  7. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Remove.
  8. Heat 1 T of oil and the remaining butter in a pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the peanuts and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Add in the broccolini until hot and crispy.
  10. Serve the steak with the sweet potato and broccolini on the side. Top with fresh dill.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 649 Fat: 38g Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 43g

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Apple Mojito

Special thanks to The Westin Resort & Spa for this recipe!

Apple Mojito
 
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Ingredients
  • fresh mint (about 10 to 15 leaves)
  • ice cubes
  • simple syrup (a splash, to taste)
  • lemon juice (a splash, to taste)
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup rum (dark or white)
  • 4 green apple slices (to add to drink and for garnish)
  • Sparkling water
Instructions
  1. In a tall glass, crush the mint leaves, lemon juice, simple syrup (sugar crystals are okay to use instead) and a green apple slice with a muddler.
  2. Add ice cubes, then the apple juice and rum (if you like you can add vodka).
  3. Stir well, top off with sparkling water, garnish with red or green apples slices, serve -- and enjoy!