My Faithful Assistant has started swimming year round. That means four practices a week and one very hungry tiny teenager! It is even more important now to have easy to prepare meal ingredients on hand. Starving teens are not known for their patience.
I thought ahead over the weekend and marinated sirloin tips in some Soy Vay Veri Veri Terriyaki marinade. With noodles and a veggie I had a very fast dinner at my fingertips!
Marinated Sirloin Tips
1 lb sirloin tips sliced into small strips – if you’re lucky you can find them already sliced
1/2 cup Terriyaki sauce
1. Saute the sirloin tips in a little olive oil over medium heat until done. It should take 5-7 minutes at most.
We had our tips on egg noodles with broccoli on the side. My Faithful Assistant was on the verge of being hangry and was so happy to eat. (Not familiar with a hangry child? Lucky you! For more information on this phenomenon read this helpful report on CNN.) It was so great to have dinner ready in less than ten minutes. MFA was nagging me to go to Chick-Fil-A after we dropped off the rest of the carpool but I gave him the usual line. “We have food at home.” It felt so great to have dinner prepared in less time than it would have taken us to get through the drive through line!
Of course, you could chop up some veggies and add them to the pan. Red peppers would be nice as would some snap peas. I did add some chopped scallions. If you want a slightly thicker sauce, add some water and a little extra Terriyaki to the pan, and just before you serve it, stir in a little flour – maybe a tablespoon. And if noodles aren’t your thing, this would be great over rice.