Epimeles

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Recipes Tagged with “steak”

Balsamic and Rosemary Steak Florentine

main course steak untested

Ingredients

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped rosemary
  • one 3-pound porterhouse steak, about 4 inches thick
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper

Preparation

In a sturdy resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar with 1/2 cup of the olive oil and the rosemary. Add the steak, seal the bag and refrigerate overnight, turning the bag several times.

Preheat the oven to 425° and bring the steak to room temperature. Heat a grill pan. Remove the steak from the marinade and season with the salt and pepper. Rub the side with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Grill over moderately high heat until nicely charred on the top and bottom, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer the steak to a rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the tenderloin (the smaller section) registers 125°. Alternatively, build a fire on one side of a charcoal grill or light a gas grill. Grill the steak over moderate heat for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the steak to the cool side of the grill, close the lid and cook for 30 minutes longer. Transfer the steak to a carving board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steak across the grain and serve immediately.

Food & Wine


Reverse Sear

main course lamb steak

This isn’t a recipe, but a catalog of times and internal temperatures for the reverse sear method. Preheat the oven to 250F, and take the piece of meat to the internal temperature specified. Then sear it off in as hot a skillet as you can get with a bit of vegetable oil.

  • Ribeye, Cowboy Ribeye, Côte à l’os: 115F for medium-rare, 110F for rare, 105F for blue-rare, 1 minute per side sear
  • Lamb: 125F, 2 minutes on the fat cap

Steak Verde

main course greenchile newmexican pence steak

Ingredients

  • 8 TBSP butter
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, ditto
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 C. chopped green chile
  • 8 slices (calls for Swiss) queso quesadilla
  • 4 NY strip steaks

Preparation

Heat oven to 350. Saute onion, mushrooms and garlic in butter. Add chile and S&P. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Broil, grill or pan fry seasoned steaks. Top with chile mixture and cheese and bake until cheese melts.


Shooter’s Sandwich

main course sandwich steak

Ingredients

  • 1 giant, round crusty loaf
  • 2 good steaks (boneless)
  • 5-6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 7 oz. shallots, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • some garlic
  • some brandy
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • horseradish
  • Dijon mustard

Preparation

Slice the top off of your crusty loaf, and hollow out the middle. Melt the butter, and cook the shallots and mushrooms. Add garlic, brandy, salt and pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Sautee your steaks in some butter or oil of their own, seasoned w/ salt and pepper. Place one of the steaks into the loaf. Add all the mushroom mixture. Top with the other steak. Spread horseradish and Dijon, to taste, over the top. Take the whole loaf, wrap in parchment paper, string, and tin foil, and weight down with a cutting board and some nice heavy books, overnight (preferably in your cool basement, not in the refrigerator). The next day, slice into wedges as you’d cut a pie (just cut through the paper/foil), and enjoy.

The Grauniad


Steak au Poivre

main course beef french steak

Ingredients

  • 4 tenderloin steaks, 6 to 8 ounces each and no more than 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Cognac, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Preparation

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour prior to cooking. Sprinkle all sides with salt.

Coarsely crush the peppercorns with a mortar and pestle, the bottom of a cast iron skillet, or using a mallet and pie pan. Spread the peppercorns evenly onto a plate. Press the fillets, on both sides, into the pepper until it coats the surface. Set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil. As soon as the butter and oil begin to turn golden and smoke, gently place the steaks in the pan. For medium-rare, cook for 4 minutes on each side. Once done, remove the steaks to a plate, tent with foil and set aside. Pour off the excess fat but do not wipe or scrape the pan clean.

Off of the heat, add 1/3 cup Cognac to the pan and carefully ignite the alcohol with a long match or firestick. Gently shake pan until the flames die. Return the pan to medium heat and add the cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and whisk until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Add the teaspoon of Cognac and season, to taste, with salt. Add the steaks back to the pan, spoon the sauce over, and serve.

Alton Brown, Food Network