One thing about living in Uzbekistan - you can get decent cuts of beef. The cuts don’t exactly look like the conventional American cut I’m accustomed to, but I’ve learned that uttering the magic words “Bon Filet/Бон филе” at the butcher counter will result in almost 2 kg of beautiful skirt/sirloin. That’s 4 lbs. of beef for the equivalent of $20. Now I don’t eat this all in one go (just to reassure you, Mom!), but I’ve divided it up, marinated it, and freeze what I am not eating for later use.
I started doing the South Beach Diet a few weeks ago after noticing that excess carbs were making me feel quite yucky. The diet promotes balanced meals of lean proteins, vegetables, and a stark decrease in the “bad” carbs. For those on Phase One, I’d sub out the rice for a salad - white bean salad is awesome with this. I am now on Phase Two - where the “good” carbs are reintroduced - so I’ve started eating this with veggies and half a cup of brown rice (which is rich in fiber). Basmati also works as well.
This is my “Pinoy-style” tri-tip recipe using quintessential Filipino ingredients - garlic, some form of acid (this time lemon juice) and soy sauce.
1lb of tri-tip = at least 3 meals for me.