Cook the Perfect Steak… to slice for your Steak & Greek Salad

After bariatric surgery its not the Quantity but the Quality. I can easily eat high protein steak if it is lean and tender. We are fortunate to have a Fresh Market with wonderful specials for beef and chicken every week. The Hereford Beef Filet is a great value as there’s no fat grizzle or waste. I get one 8 to 10 ounce piece of meat for about ten dollars to slice and share. It is a perfect bariatric meal that my husband also loves!

Fresh Market Filet of beef

1. Steaks should always be at room temperature before they are cooked. Remove your steaks from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking. Pat them dry with a paper towel. I tie kitchen string around my filets so they cook evenly.

2. Preheat your oven to 375°F. On the stovetop, heat an ovenproof frying pan on high heat until it begins to smoke a bit.

3. Rub the steaks with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

4. When the pan is heated, lay the steaks carefully into the skillet. Crank the fan to high because this method creates smoke as the steak sears.

5. Sear for 2 minutes on each side for a nice brown crust. After the second side has seared, flip once more and put the pan directly into the oven to roast for 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare. If you have an instant read thermometer this is 130 degrees.

6. Transfer the steaks to a plate and let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Greek Salad

While your steak is roasting in the oven, add to a big wooden salad bowl; diced cucumbers, grape tomatoes, shaved red onion, sea salt, black pepper, freshly grated lemon zest and toss with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add cubes or crumbles of feta and dish it up on you serving plate with slices of steak.

Let’s Eat!

3 thoughts on “Sliced Steak & Greek Salad

  1. Marilyn says:

    Thanks to all the great tips ,recipes, and your time to help someone like me I am going on 7 years out and in the last 6 no.’s have been struggling to get back on track and stop re gaining .
    I do have a question, I have kidney issues, not on meds or dialysis, but do see a kidney specialist and have test done regularly. I have very limited processed foods in my diet. If I can’t pronounce the ingredients on a label..dont eat it. My question is. What SWEETNER can I use in place of stevia or spends etc . HE SAID TO STAY AWAY FROM THEM. He suggested honey..yet you say no…
    Also are bananas a NO NO TOO?? THANKS

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      Thank you for your praise! If you use few processed foods, just stick to unsweetened foods as much as you can and use a little Splenda or Truvia if you really need it for a recipe or food. Its fine. In my years of experience, I know that honey or any form of real sugar is much worse for a bariatric post op.

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