January 10, 2003

Marinated Steak

Last night I made a marinated ribeye steak. I buy ribeyes from Costco, which has pretty good meat at excellent prices. The added bonus is that they generally cut their steaks quite thick compared to most supermarkets. I look for a ribeye with a very wide portion of meat above the "eye" section. This part is very well marbelled and is claimed by some to be the best cut of meat on the entire animal.

My standard steak marinade is:
- olive oil
- salt
- pepper
- fresh thyme
- rosemary
- garlic
- lemon juice
All mashed up.

My garlic was icky looking, so I used two whole shallots, and I didn't have any lemon, so I used a splash of red wine vinegar. Wizzed the entire thing up into a paste and spread on the steak overnight.

Grilled in a grill pan to rare, hit the top with a bit of clairified butter and ate.

Posted by dowdy at January 10, 2003 09:18 AM