day 8: let ’em have steak!

There’s nothing more satisfying than the perfect steak … and nothing more disappointing than a bad one I might add. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just don’t want to be bothered with going out to calm the craving for a beautifully cut, gloriously marbled steak. Whoa is me! Not. I took a short trip recently to a butcher shop in Joelton … what a wonderful world of meat! The butcher hand selected the most gorgeous ribeyes I have ever seen. Now what?

Steakhouse perfection at HOME

Steakhouse perfection at HOME

What you’ll need:

  • Perfect steak – take your choice of cuts. I used ribeyes here, but this is totally up to you.
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of quality balsamic or red wine vinegar (serves as a meat tenderizer & adds just a pinch of flavor).
  • 1 clove of garlic minced finely (cuts the woodiness of the rosemary you’re going to add)
  • 1 pinch of fresh rosemary finely chopped (works well with the garlic & vinegar)

What you’ll do:

  1. Salt & pepper each steak well
  2. Combine olive, vinegar, garlic & rosemary. Then massage mixture into the steak.
  3. Cover completely in plastic to eliminate all air
  4. Allow to come to room temperature for a few minutes. Meanwhile, heat grill pan/ grill to medium high heat.
  5. Right before grilling … pat steak dry
  6. Grill away! I like a medium rare steak. These were about 5 minutes on each side to the perfect temperature.
  7. Let rest for 5 minutes
  8. Serve with a jacket potato
  9. Enjoy!