Although the BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches were a delight to eat, we tend to shy away from too much leftovers. You can call us A.D.D. when it comes to eating. We ended up preparing a roast the next night, which wasn’t something we planned, but we just happened to buy it from Fresh and Easy. So with that said, the visuals below will depict the meal we had on Friday night.
One of the easiest ways to prepare a roast is to use a dry rub. We used the Smoked Black Tea Rub made by Elite Spice, which is made with sea salt, Demerara sugar, dehydrated garlic and onion, black tea, dehydrated red bell peppers, spices, and sesame seeds. Two words: Awesome combination.
This roast weighed in at 3.38 lbs, which is absolutely ridiculous for 2 people to eat.
I noticed the Swiss Chard was getting huge in the backyard, so I ended up cutting some to make with this dinner. I simply sauteed it with garlic, butter, olive oil, and a little bit of water to get it wilted down.
For the carb portion of the meal, we made roasted potatoes with fresh herbs from the garden: peel the skin, cut into large cubes, add olive oil and minced herbs, then throw into the oven at 400 degrees until tender. As seen here, we used parsley, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, chives, and sage. Season with salt and pepper, and add minced garlic if desired.
Looks like the potatoes are ready to serve. The fresh herbs really does wonders!
This gigantic sirloin roast was in a 300-degree oven for literally 3 hours. Before cutting into the meat, make sure you let it rest for about 30 minutes so that the juices don't pour out.
We thought it was fitting to have red wine with this dish, so we pulled out a Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 from our wine rack. We liked that it's smooth and easy on the palate and it paired well with the steak.
Along with the roast, the Swiss Chard and potatoes also lived up to its expectations. What made this a great piece of steak was the marbling throughout the meat. The smoked black tea rub gave it so much flavor and jazz. Delish! It was definitely a complete meal!