January 28th, 2008

Make Your Own Seasoning


In a recent post, I told you that my mother-in-law had given us a wonderful seasoning that we love to use on our steaks.

Well, I finally got her to give up the goods. And it turns out this seasoning is her mother’s recipe. I always knew Liz Lansing was a spicy lady — but I had no idea she was this brilliant!

Liz’s legacy will live on in our house through amazingly-flavored steaks (and her great-grandchildren, of course).

Try it and see what you think! 

Seasoning Salt by Liz Lansing

2 c salt
1T garlic powder or 3T of garlic salt
2T pepper
1t nutmeg
1/4 cup paprika
1T onion powder or 3T onion salt
1T oregano, thyme or basil
1T celery salt
1T chili powder
Mix together

January 25th, 2008

Top it Off — Garlic-Style


It’s Friday and it’s steak night at my house.  I’m going to savor every moment of it.  

After a week of rushing around and gnawing Lean Cuisine meals periodically, I deserve it.

Jaden at www.steamykitchen.com gives us this yummy recipe for adding a punch of incredible flavor to any steak.

Garlic-Herb Butter

1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
handful of fresh herbs (any combination is fine, try basil and parsley)
1-3 cloves of garlic, smushed in garlic press

To make the Garlic-Herb Butter, combine all ingredients. Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap. Spoon butter mixture on wrap. Roll and shape butter into a log. Refrigerate to firm up for 30 minutes. Slice into 1/4” disks to top the grilled steaks. You can make butter up to 3 days in advance. Make sure you use unsalted butter.

You can try this garlicky idea after using Jaden’s suggestion for coating your steak with sea salt for 15 minutes to an hour to tenderize it. She says to wash off the salt after that time and then pat it dry.

Don’t worry, you’re not really eating all that salt. It’s just a great way to break down the proteins in the steak before you grill it to make it nice and soft.

That’s all it takes to create really luscious, flavor-filled steaks.

January 24th, 2008

This One’s For You, Pop


This is my dad’s favorite way to eat leftover steak. . . maybe it’s yours, too.

Remove bone (if there is one)

Cut steak into paper thin slices

Heat steak in oven or microwave just enough to take the chill off

Place meat on buttered French roll

Salt and pepper to taste


How do you enjoy your leftover steak?

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