Sunday, March 29, 2009

Grade A Gucci

This morning something was on Tivo...some food travel type program. There were adventures all over New Zealand or Tazmania, maybe both? Regardless, there was a segment about beef, which got me hungry. I haven't had a steak in sometime. When we were out running errands this afternoon, I picked up two t-bone steaks. As time ticked closer to dinner time, I gave those steaks the Gucci treatment. This is the third or fourth time I've used the Gucci treatment, and I feel this was the best so far!

The Gucci treatment requires a lot of salt, kosher salt. This time around, I started by adding some herbs and spices, lightly, to the beef (1/2 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp dried rosemary, 1/8 tsp paprika, 1/8 tsp onion powder and several grinds of fresh black pepper). Liberally coat the steaks with salt, tops & bottoms. Let the beef sit for 60-90 minutes. Rinse in cold water and pat dry.

Cook the steaks the way you like. Tonight I put the steaks in a large frying pan with 1 tsp vegetable oil. The pan was set over medium-high heat (7 out of 10), and cooked them for 5 minutes per side. The steaks were about 3/4 inch thick. Let the steaks rest for several minutes before you serve them. Serve with this wine.

And of course the best thing to have with a steak...oh, that would be a baked potato.

1 comment:

Dancer in DC said...

All that and green beans, too.

I definitely tasted the thyme this go-round. Really juicy and flavorful.