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What’s On at the Saturday Farmers Market in February

Cooking for one = caring for you

Steak in cast iron pan

Published on January 28, 2021

It goes without saying that this winter is well, hard. We are all trying our best to navigate staying inside for extended periods of time, how to keep ourselves and our families entertained and most importantly how to take care of our bodies and minds – self care is the name of the game. And making space to cook yourself a meal is an excellent way to show yourself some love.

Evergreen's Date Night Dinner for One: 

Cast Iron Steak with Fingerling Potatoes and Mixed Greens Salad

Treat yourself to a romantic dinner for one with good ingredients sourced from the Saturday Farmers Market. Double, triple, quadruple the recipe if you have more folks at home to share it with.

Here’s the recipe for a perfect steak at home, complimented by roasted fingerling potatoes and fresh sprout salad, with a glass of delicious red wine. You will likely have leftover steak, which makes an excellent addition to a salad or simply dipped in a dab of Dijon mustard the next day.

Potatoes and steak uncooked in a cast iron pan topped with fresh rosemary

 

Ingredients:

* Optional, but delicious! Marvelous Edibles is taking February off from the market, so use if you have duck fat already at home.

** Currently online orders only for local delivery.

Instructions:

  1. Allow steak to come to room temperature on the counter for about 30 mins.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut any larger potatoes in half. Boil potatoes in pot of water until just soft, about 4 mins.
  3. Drain potatoes, toss them in 1tbsp. oil of choice. Season with herbs and black pepper. Do not salt yet - salting veg while you bake them will draw out moisture and cause them to steam rather than get crispy! 
  4. Spread potatoes on baking dish or tray and pop in oven.
  5. Season your steak generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Heat cast iron pan on medium high heat (don’t forget to put your exhaust fan on!) If using, plop duck fat, otherwise drizzle about a tbsp. of oil into your pan. Duck fat is ideal because it maintains a very high burning temp. so it is excellent for cooking at high heats.
  7. Place steak in the middle of pan. Set timer for 4 mins. For a medium rare steak that is about an inch you can cook it for roughly 4 mins a side. So that is a good place to start. The most accurate way to test when the steak is done is to take the internal temperature.
  8. When steak is cooked to your satisfaction, remove from heat, cover with foil and let sit for up to 10 mins to keep it juicy! At this time, you can check on your potatoes and give them a toss. Return them to oven to keep getting crispy.
  9. While you’re waiting toss your sprouts together with dressing, add cheese and seeds.
  10. A voila! A romantic and indulgent dinner for one. Pair with your favourite glass of red wine or try something new from one of our wine vendors.