Do you look like this when you chop onions??? Embarrassing picture, I KNOW, but I need help!
Does anyone have any tricks for chopping onions without crying through the whole experience and then almost chopping your finger off because you can't see through the tears????
I thought I was safe with shallots, but woahhh baby, as you can see, they got me!
Alight, enough about me, onto the food!
Once I recovered from all the crying, we had a really fantastic meal.
This one made me feel like a full blooded American!
The average American eats over 200lbs of meat per year...we definitely did our part here!
That statistic actually makes me nauseous...
Nonetheless here is a bright pink slab of meat for you to enjoy! :)
In all seriousness though, this was a good meal.
You can never go wrong with roasted potatoes and these were particularly good.
The green beans were simple and quick.
Roast Beef with Shallots and New Potatoes
1 1/2 lbs small red new potatoes halved or quartered
1 lb shallots, peeled and trimmed, halved lengthwise
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 lbs eye of round beef roast, tied
Preheat oven to 400. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes and shallots with oil; season with S&P.
Push potatoes and shallots toward edges of baking sheet; place roast in center. Turn roast to coat with oil on the pan and season with S&P.
Roast, tossing potatoes and shallots occasionally, until meat reads 130 on a meat thermometer, about 40-50 min. Let beef rest, loosely covered with aluminum foil, before slicing and serving.
Lemon Thyme Green Beans
1 1/2 lbs green beans
3 T fresh lemon juice
2 T butter
1 tsp fresh thyme
In a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid, bring 1/2 inch water to boil; salt generously.
Add green beans; reduce to a simmer and cover the skillet. Steam beans, tossing occasionally, until crisp-tender, 6-10 min.
Pull lid back and tilt skillet to drain water; add lemon juice, butter and thyme. Season with S&P and toss to melt butter.
Logan Rating: ****