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Rib-eye steak: Butter is better

Posted by chris on Mar 26th, 2009 2 comments

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  1. All-natural rib-eye. Sauteed with lightly crushed garlic & whole rosemary sprigs. Basted with butter.
  2. Organic baby carrots. Roasted. Caramelized with butter and maple syrup.
  3. Organic potatoes. Minced garlic, rosemary, olive oil & butter.

After eating a lot of vegetarian dishes the past few weeks, I thought I’d reintroduce some steak into my life.

It’s the first time I ever “finished” off a steak with butter in the pan. It definitely brings out some extra flavor from the meat. I suggest you give it a try, if you feel like you’re not getting enough fat in your diet. Just throw some butter into the pan during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Then continuously spoon the melted butter on top of the steak to baste it.

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The Steak Out edition

Posted by chris on Dec 8th, 2008 add a comment

  • Sample of Hennings cranberry cheddar from Whole Foods
  • All natural bone-in rib eye steak, seasoned with garlic, rosemary, butter, salt & pepper
  • Green beans with chopped almonds and butter. They were good, but next time I’ll throw in some cayenne pepper or something to spice it up.
  • Grilled vegetables. I lazily bought these from Sonoma Chicken Coop at the last minute.
  • 337 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pineapple
  • Kashi GOLEAN crunchy chocolate peanut bar. I’m tempted to stop mentioning this, since I have one almost every day.

The steak was cooked using a method that I believe Cook’s Illustrated gets credit for. I usually pan-sear first and then transfer to an oven that’s also cooking the vegetables/sides. But I read about people cooking steak in a 250 degree oven first and then searing it. This allows the steak to cook evenly at a low temperature in the oven, while still getting that nice texture by blasting it with high heat to finish it off.

The steak was super tender and I think as I use this method more, I’ll only get better results. But I’m all steak-ed out for the moment, so it may be a while before I get to try this again.