Bowls have been THE thing for diners for half a decade. Trendiness aside, I find them easy to prepare and can deliver a great nutritional punch. You’ll find a bunch of them on this blog including this one, the Veteran Moves Beef and Broccoli Buddha Bowl.
Bowl food was a feature of the ‘Royal Formerly known as Prince Harry’s’ wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018 having been served as a central reception dish. Since the later part of the previous decade, diners all around the world were finding an endless variety of bowls of food on offer usually artfully arranged according to combinations of colour, nutritional variety and flavour.
Often calling into play the name ‘Buddha’, the enlightened one, some say you tend to be more mindful when eating a bowl meal. After all, you’re often holding it in the palms of your hands bending over it to enjoy all the aromas and colours simultaneously. Having been served together you also capture multiple flavors in each bite. For my way of thinking being more mindful means you’ll likely eat slower and feel more full as a result… both great outcomes for digestion and even weight control!
This particular dish takes advantage of one of my favourite Veteran Moves… not quite ‘velveting‘ but taking advantage of a coating of cornstarch on the steak before searing helps lock in flavour and juices while also helping deliver a thicker, more rich tasting sauce. It’s as simple as seasoning the steak with a little salt and pepper, drizzling it with a little olive oil and then sprinkling it with cornstarch and letting it sit for five or ten minutes before searing the meat.