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Posts Tagged ‘steak’

What’s On Your Grill?

Posted by terrepruitt on August 16, 2021

Summer is almost over. What are you favorite BBQ/grilling foods? Last night while my husband was grilling some steaks I had him cook some potatoes and zucchini. So easy. We have a bag of very small potatoes, about the size of a boiling onion. So I just cut the “large” ones in quarters and the smaller ones in half and put them in an aluminum foil “packet” with some onions, oil, garlic salt, and season salt and he grilled them for about 45 minutes. They were delicious.

Another thing I love is grilled bell peppers filled with feta. I am sure I have mentioned them multiple times because they are so good.

I didn’t take a picture of the potatoes in their packet, but snapped my plate afterwards.

What is your favorite BBQ/grilling food?

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Beef, It’s What’s For Dinner

Posted by terrepruitt on January 20, 2016

I have mentioned that we have purchased a portion of a cow.  It is grass-fed beef from a ranch in Petaluma, CA (for those of you that don’t know and are curious, that is north of where I am, past San Francisco).  It is very good meat.  My favorite is the ground beef, hamburger meat.  The family that allows us to go in on the cow with them generously alloted us a large portion of it.  But we don’t get JUST hamburger meat, we get other cuts, too.  And again, the family generously worked with me and my loathing of bones and they gave us a lot of cuts without bones.  But some cuts are going to have bones.  But I really don’t work well with bones.  I really don’t work well with a lot of these cuts because I just don’t know what they are and I don’t know what to do with them.  The last two portions of meat I cooked were bad.  Bad as in, I didn’t cook them properly so I couldn’t eat them.  They were to tough or stringy or whatever, they were just not good.  My husband gnawed his way through them, and he won’t say anything bad about beef for fear of not getting any.  So he said they were ok, but, for me, they were not.  Often I just don’t bother because I don’t know what to do with it (the cut of meat).  But that means we have a few pieces left over from the last cow and now we have a new one, so I need to just cook it.  The other day I took some steaks out and texted my friend with this picture and a “How can I cook these, Chef?”  And she said, “Like you would ribeye steaks.  Grill high 2-3 min per side :)”  Made me laugh because I don’t know how to cook ribeye.  I don’t “grill”, so I decided to use my grill pan.

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The first time I cooked them, I didn’t marinade them long, but what I used was:

Red wine
soy sauce
Worchestire sauce
Teriyaki sauce
Garlic teriyaki sauce

I just poured into the dish, but guessing I would say about a cup of red wine, three tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of Worchestire sauce, and just a little of both of the teriyaki (because I didn’t have that much).

I used the same “recipe” for tonight’s meat, but I was able to let it soak longer.

Then for MY steak, which I like cooked a little more  than my husband, I turned the stove on right below medium and buttered it the pan.  I put the steak in the pan . . . . you will see that all the fat and bone are cut off my piece.  I cooked it for a few minutes, with butter on top and some rosemary rub.  Then I flipped it and cooked it a few more minutes.  Then I turned up the heat a little bit – to medium, then I flipped it again and cooked it a few more minutes.  Then I turned up the heat so that the pan would get really hot.  I put my husband’s pieces in.  I didn’t leave mine on that long on the high heat, only as long as it took me to put hubby’s steak in and butter on it.  I cooked them both for a few minutes each side.

They came out perfect.  But remember, grass-fed meat does not look the same as commercial grain-fed beef, so it looks raw, but it is not.

I served it with potatoes and salad!

What did you have for dinner?

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Shopping Step to help Dinner Prep

Posted by terrepruitt on July 16, 2011

You know how Rachael Ray says to clean your veggies when you get home from shopping?  Well that doesn’t work for me, because although I LOVE the idea of the veggies being all ready to go when I want to use them, I think they start to go bad faster once they are washed and prepped. I don’t do that.  I really like the idea, but I don’t do that.  One thing my husband and I do after shopping that helps with dinner prep though is marinate the meat.  I do not like steak or pork that has not been marinated.  I figured out that this is why I thought I didn’t like steak, often steak in a restaurant has not been marinated it is just seasoned.  I like it to have soaked in the flavor.  So when we bring home steak we make up a bag of marinade and put the steak in it then freeze it.  Marinating the meat seems to add a step to shopping, but helps with preparing dinner.

Sometimes we have a big hunk of meat so my husband trims off the fat and cuts it up and we make some sauce then bag it up.  Sometimes he wants to have steak on hand for his beef stroganoff so he will chop it up in little bite size chunks.  We will put the chunks in a bag of sauce and freeze that.  When we need to use the steak we take it out to defrost and it is already marinated.  It has soaked in the juices while it was freeze and while it is defrosting.  Instead of defrosting THEN marinating, it is doing both at once.  AWESOME.

A little while ago he decided he wanted to do that with pork too.  We don’t buy bone on pork chops, my husband buys the thick chops.  I just remembered a funny story, one day he came home with steak and pork and told me to “make up” x number of bags.  He said some of the bags were for pork and some of the bags were for steak.  Not that he minded, but I could tell the difference when we cooked them he had put the steak in the pork marinade and the pork in the steak marinade.  It turned out ok, just a little different.  We always marinate the steak and we marinate the port most of the time, but sometimes we want to cook it another way so we don’t put it in bag with marinade.

As I was sitting here trying to think of something to post, I was thinking, “I didn’t learn anything this week.”  I know that is not true but I couldn’t think of what I learned so I decided to share something I already knew.  I was smelling the grilling my hubby was doing and it made me think of what a time saver the marinade in the freezer is and I thought, “Huh.  Maybe I could share that.”  So I am.

We use zip lock bags and I put whatever we have on hand in it; sherry/wine, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, onions, garlic, marjoram, parsley, garlic, whatever.   Then we squeeze out as much air as possible and freeze it until we are ready to use it.  Cool.  I love that.  When I go into the freezer to get out something for dinner and there is meat in there already marinated I am so happy.  I think we should try it with chicken too, what do you think?

I know you can by meat that is already marinated but you never really know what is in those pre-made ones and for me .  . . one who cannot tolerate any kind of spicy heat, they normally are too hot.  This way you are in control of the flavor you get.

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