Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table
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Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale

Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table

Apologies for the pretentious title of this dish, but theres a reason for it. This was originally going to be plain old roast beef and roast potatoes a manly, meaty feast for Fathers Day. 

But then my bloody oven broke! One of the setting buttons went kaput in a blue flash of light putting one of the best eating opportunities of the year into serious doubt.

Cue the cavalry in the form of my trusty Sous Vide, a saucepan and a frying pan.

1. First I vac-packed a hunk of truly beautiful wagyu sirloin and put it into the Sous Vide water bath at 55c for 2 hours.

Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table
Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table

2. Next I par-boiled some peeled King Edward potatoes for 12 mins, then pan-roasted them in a combination of butter and olive oil for 10 mins.

Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table

3. Next, I removed the beef from the Sous Vide and sliced it into thick steaks. Then I roasted these in a white hot frying pan for 2 mins each side.

Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table
Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table

4. While the steak was resting for 7-10 mins, I made a gravy from the beef juices, 2 sprigs of thyme, homemade chicken stock, red wine and 1 tsp english mustard.

5. Then I sliced the Tuscan kale and steamed it for 3-4 mins.

6. Finally, I sliced the steaks into thick slices and served with the potatoes, kale and gravy.

Stove-top sirloin with pan-roasted potatoes and Tuscan kale, Lay The Table

And the results? Superb. Who needs an oven?

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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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