Reheating time: 7-12 minutes
Congratulations! You are officially participating in WECO’s most expensive dinner yet 🙂 Coming in hot at 12.72 per person, tonight’s dinner shatters the records, and I’m here to tell you a little bit about why! The best part about my job, besides all the cooking, is the math. I. Love. Math. Spreadsheets, formulas, conversions, scaling recipes, it rocks. When designing menus, I usually have a ballpark idea of the costs associated with each item, which lets us structure the menu items to fall within our “price range”. Unfortunately, things happen! The supply chain does malfunction, especially when it comes to proteins. The beef for tonight threw us for a loop in so many ways. First of all, it’s Prime outside skirt steak- already expensive, but not helped by the inflation in the meat market that we are currently experiencing. Haha. Meat market. Funny. I ended up having to pay a pretty penny for the steak tonight, resulting in a steep increase in the cost. Fortunately for you, it’s worth every cent. Tonight’s dinner lives up to the expectations, and packs flavor, freshness, and fun across the board. Get in there!
For the (expensive) steak:
Keep it simple here kids. On a sheet tray lined with aluminum foil (for easier cleanup), broil the steaks for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. That’s it. Give it a rest after it comes out of the broiler, slice against the grain into thin strips, and taste the expensiveness 🙂 Pro tip: steak + mole is an excellent combo. Or, try the crema on there. Or both. Live a little.
For the roasted veggies:
These veggies can take a trip to broiltown with the steaks- just lay them out in a flat layer, on the same sheet tray, and broil for the same amount of time, or until hot enough for you. When broiling, don’t be afraid to fly close to the sun, as they say. The proximity to your heating element, believe it or not, determines the rate at which your dinner will heat up 🙂 You’re not Icarus, you don’t have wings that will melt in the heat, so go for it. When the veggies are hot, plate them up on top of the pumpkin seed mole. The combo is fantastic.
For the potatoes:
Believe it or not, folks- the potatoes are intended for the broiler as well. Arrange them cut side up, and broil until they crisp back up. We poached these in alkaline water (water with baking soda), tossed them with potato starch, and slow roasted them to perfection. They just need to be kissed by the heat to crisp back up. Once they are hot, give them a toss in the charred corn and poblano crema. Alternatively, you could drink the crema. We will not judge. It’s that good.
For the salad:
Don’t broil the salad! No, instead, toss it in a bowl with the guava vinaigrette, give it a season with some salt and pepper, and enjoy.
Thank you so much for ordering 🙂 Going back to my original point, I would love to give a little more info on costs at WECO in general. I’m always here! Shoot me an email, and I’ll send the details your way. Fun stuff 🙂 Love, Gavin + Rachel
Dinner is served, and solved. #weareweco