Sirloin Roast with Crispy Potato Cakes, Arugula and Goat Cheese Crumble
This was my take on the family holiday dinner. Dinner at the holidays for my wife and I. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to meet up with the full extended family for the usual dinner of turkey, stuffing and all the good stuff you get to chow down on once a year in October. I was under the weather and missed out on turkey and the leftover dishes I get to play and experiment with. Once a year skipped by this time.
Monday rolled around and since my wife missed out on the dinner and comfort food we're so used to I figured it was only fair to make it up and make something for the two of us. I love turkey, don't get me wrong, but my take on Thanksgiving varies a bit. It's about delicious food but doesn't have to follow traditional methods and ways. I break away from it and create our own traditions. A holiday dinner for two.
From a recent grocery shop I had everything I needed at my disposal. A top sirloin beef roast, a 10lb. bag of potatoes, arugula and all kinds of vinegars and oils to make a fresh dressing with. The ingredients stir me and the kitchen is my canvas. What a better way to spend a holiday Monday than wrapped up in the kitchen creating our own special unique memories.
Since this is our first year in our new house we have so many chances to experience firsts. Today was no different. I decided to make a Herb-Crusted Sirloin Roast with Crispy Potato Cake, Arugula Salad with Mustard Dressing and Goat Cheese Crumble. Medium-rare beef with a crispy potato fritter and a soft and delicate arugula mix. The crumbed goat cheese is soft and creamy and perfect with the textures on this plate. Alike and dissimilar all in one dish.
The next time you have a chance to make your wife or husband a holiday dinner for two, make it special and make it memorable. It could be the first of many new moments created and born together. Food memories and life memories.