I like meat. That’s about all there is to it. Sure, I go vegetarian from time to time and that’s fine, too. But I like meat. Like steak. Steaks are good. Satisfying on a primal level.
Josh doesn’t really like steak too often. Opposites attract, right? But after having a good steak at a wedding we went to recently, he decided that maybe we should start having steak more often. Jackpot! Sure, I said, trying to contain my gleefulness, whatever you like. So of course, the first thing to do when experimenting was to conduct a bit of research and educate ourselves on the various cuts of meat and how they are best cooked. This site came in handy for that. The next was to go shopping. Which we do almost every day anyway.
So we’re standing at the meat counter in Whole Foods, staring at row upon row of red fleshy goodness. Now, Josh and I aren’t overly crazy about organics. In terms of dry goods, I rarely care. In terms of produce, some organics are more important than others–and local always takes precedence anyway, which is why we get a lot of our produce in the summer from our CSA. But when it comes to meat and dairy, we’re pretty selective and tend to go for free-range, grass-fed, antibiotic free when given the option. So anyway, we’re standing at the meat counter, chatting with the butcher (who we find out lives in our apartment complex, handily across the street from said Whole Foods, how awesome is that) and Josh picks a cut of meat. And he picks ribeye. Of course. Because if there’s a way to a man’s heart, it’s a ribeye steak.
Now, I believe in letting the natural flavor of good quality meat shine through, and that great steak is best when kept simple, so that was my plan tonight. I prepared the meat as simply as possible and Josh picked just a simple side of mashed potatoes to go along with, and we (well, I) washed it down with a bit of his homemade root beer. Below is the recipe (more or less, I’m terrible at measuring when I cook) for our delicious meal tonight. Also, yay I finally charged my Nikon camera to get decent pictures! Continue reading