Steak with Mixed Peppercorns and Pomegranate Glaze,
Fresh Green Beans and Whole Grain Rice Blend
Almost every morning I get a new recipe from Epicurious.com and when I saw this one I just knew I had to make it. I bought a large inexpensive piece of sirloin and used 1/2 for this meal, sticking the other half away in the freezer (I'll probably make this again). This dish was incredibly easy to make, and by making sure not to cook this too long, even the inexpensive sirloin is tender and flavorful...dare to cook this well done though and I think you'll have leather. The pomegranate sauce was divine...you have to try this...
Steak with Mixed Peppercorns and Pomegranate Glaze
I still had half the bottle of pomegranate juice left so I made a vinaigrette. This sweet tart dressing was perfect over greens with a sprinkling of walnuts and bleu cheese crumbles. I also mixed some with dijon mustard and basted some salmon with it before broiling; that was super good too.
1 cup pomegranate juice
4 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
Whisk all the ingredients together and store in the fridge. Shake well before using. I had mine around for about three weeks and it did not seem to lose any quality during that time.