- Recipes & Random Thoughts
- I have been cooking my way through life for over 50 years, beginning with mud pies as a child. I've turned a corner now and feel a Renaissance in my life. Recipes and Random Thoughts is my personal spin in a blog about how to prepare good food and how it prepares you for life. I want to share with you, honest to goodness food punctuated with perspective from the special memories and moments that have marked my journey.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Flavorful Tips; Eye of the Round & Parmesan Rind
I haven't given beef enough attention, so here is a super simple way to prepare eye of the round. It's a fairly lean piece of beef not noted for tenderness but can be prepared to be juicy and tender. Have a 3 pound roast at room temperature. Sprinkle liberally with coarse black pepper and kosher salt. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Bake 5 minutes per pound. Turn oven off and do not open for 2 hours. Roast will be pink. Carve in thin slices. Makes for a wonder family meal with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable.
Save that rind of Parmesan cheese and add to a soup for flavor. Let the rind sit in soup for a few hours or over night to add a little texture and lots of flavor. I recently made a pureed all vegetable soup that needed punch so I left a Parmesan rind steeping until I was satisfied. It only adds a little cheese but lots of flavor.