Meat can make its own sauce
“Dressing the board” is a way of using the meat’s natural juices to make a very simple and complementary dressing. While the meat is cooking, whisk a couple tablespoons of an herb, a few tablespoons of olive oil, a couple of pinches of course salt and a little pepper together in a bowl. Then dump that on your cutting board and set your finished meat right on it to rest. When you slice the meat, let that board dressing get all up in there and invade that meat’s personal space. The juices from the meat will mix with the dressing and you’ll look like Jamie Oliver without the carefully coiffed bedhead.
So before you undertake the meat-cooking duties on Monday, remember that the fine cows, pigs and chickens who gave their lives so that we can honor our nation’s most deserving heroes also deserve to let the final thing they have to give us shine brightly— their flavor.
Mike McJunkin cooks better than you and eats quite a lot of very strange food. Visit his Facebook page (Sushi and Biscuits) for updates and recipes.