Work was steady and uneventful -– just the way I like it. I’d packed another bottle of bone broth, a small container of MeeNut Butter, a square of dark chocolate, and a box filled with leftover crispy duck, cauliflower rice, roasted Portobello mushrooms, and broiled zucchini.
Sounds like a lot, but I finished everything and even had room for half of a Cacao Now! from Paleo Treats when I came home in the morning.
Man, these cookies make me smile. I picked up a bunch at the CrossFit Games and they’re stashed in the freezer next to my PaleoKrunch bars. I have to remind myself that they’re occasional treats – not an everyday snack. If I keep nibbling on them, I may just have to do another Whole30.
After sleeping a good 6+ hours, I got out of bed to make dinner. I reached into the fridge to check which mystery meat had thawed. And survey says…skirt steaks!
These thin steaks have a special place in my heart ‘cause I personally carved ’em and teased off the gauzy layers of silver skin at the 4505 Meats Whole Beast Butchering class. Yep, we’re still eating the steer I butchered.
I rubbed the steaks with Chili 9000 and kosher salt and let them temper for half an hour.
In the meantime, I sliced up an eggplant…
…before seasoning and broiling them.
If you want to make this dish at home, follow this recipe and substitute eggplant for zucchini.
I seared off the steaks in a smoking hot cast iron skillet and let them rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
For my last side dish, I tossed a simple tomato salad with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fleur de sel, pepper, and basil.
Here’s my dinner plate:
On another note, we’re heading back to the Big Apple next weekend and I want your recommendations for Paleo-friendly AND super-delicious dining options. We’ve already made plans to revisit The Breslin for its meat-tastic English breakfast and a couple of other casual places (Shake Shack, Eataly, etc.), but we’ll be skipping the fancy spots we typically hit ’cause we’ll have the Double-Os in tow. That means no Momofuku Ko, Eleven Madison Park, or Per Se this time around.
New York Nomsters: What are your favorite places to eat in the city?