Have you ever taken a break, whether intentionally or unintentionally, from a particular ingredient? When you reincorporate it into your diet do you experience a renewed wow factor and appreciation for it? This exact phenomenon happened to me.
I reincorporated ghee into my diet. I predominantly use ghee when cooking eggs. Since I have moved from eggs and potatoes to smoothies and smoothie bowls for breakfast due to the season I no longer had a use for ghee. That is until I switched my meal prep menu.
I try to update my menu every two weeks to keep things excited not only for my customers but for me as the cook. Last week I added a garlic butter steak offering. I decided to use ghee as my butter in this recipe for its enhanced nutty, full bodied flavor.
Contrary to my younger years I am not a huge carnivore. I enjoy meat based dishes once, at most twice, a week with a heavy helping of greens on the side. Yet, when I took a bite of this flank steak cooked in ghee, garlic, and herbs, I was in heaven. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium and the flavors of the marinade with the buttery, garlicky base paired perfectly.
In theory I understand why people maintain strict diets and eat the same foods on a loop but to me there is nothing better than rotating your ingredients. Whether you do it based on season, cycle syncing, a whim, it doesn’t matter just experiencing the fresh flavors of a forgotten favorite ingredient is enough to bring joy to a week.
Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think once you taste it! It is definitely a great recipe for meal prep or to add some wow factor to special night in.