Friday, June 1, 2012

Home-Grown Dinner

Our growing season here is quite short so eating fresh from the garden is a big deal.  Yesterday was our first chance to actually harvest something from one of our gardens so I decided to try to make a completely home grown meal out of it.

My daughter Emma and I picked spinach, arugula, baby kale and radishes to make a salad.  No tomatoes yet, they are going into the garden this weekend.
I defrosted some elk sirloin from a nice elk harvested off our property last fall. Heated a bit of olive oil in my cast iron skillet and sprinkled a salt and fresh ground pepper on both sides.
Into the skillet they go for a pan sear.
Four minutes on each side, they were cut pretty thin and I wanted them pink inside.
What a great dinner that tasted even better knowing that it came off our place.  With the exception of the ranch dressing!