I wanted to try another Gramercy Tavern recipe from the Wall Street Journal after having fabulous success with their kale, cabbage, and carrot salad. This time it was their Sirloin with Popovers and Winter Vegetables recipe. While I’m not a very big meat eater, I decided to try this recipe since it would teach me how to make popovers and also give me some experience cooking sirloin steak.
The final dish didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, so at some point I hope to make a second try. Here’s a list of highlights:
- Sirloin wasn’t as seared and juicy as I hoped. It also tasted somewhat bland.
- Popovers failed the first time, but I succeeded the second time using the remainder of my batter. It’s all about timing!
- Red cabbages came out bland.
I’ll delve into each of these issues one by one and list some ideas of what I’ll try next time to make it better.
One ingredient I cheaped out on was the 1 spring of thyme or rosemary because I didn’t want to pay $3 for a bunch that I would only use one sprig of. Maybe this would have significantly decreased the blandness but I’m doubtful. Worth trying for the future, though.
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