February 29th, 2008

Holy Guacamole, This Looks Good!


For your weekend dining pleasure, here’s a fun filet recipe featuring the exquisite avocado.

This recipe is recommended cooked to medium.

Grilled Filet with Avocado Buerre Blanc
(serves four)
4 6oz. Filet Mignon
1 Cup dry white wine
½ Cup white wine vinegar
1 Shallot minced
1 Stick cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces
½  Ripe Avocado

Season both sides of steaks with salt and pepper and place on the grill, after three minutes turn a quarter turn.  After three more minutes flip and after three more minutes, one more quarter turn and cook for a final three minutes. This will give your steaks perfect “cross-hatch” grill marks and a medium steak.

Using a fork or food processor, mash the avocado into a smooth paste. Put vinegar, wine and shallot in a small sauce pan and reduce over high flame until only a ¼ cup of liquid remains. Remove from flame. Strain out the shallot and dispose. Return the liquid to the pan and add the cold butter a piece or two at a time and whisk to melt evenly. Once the butter is incorporated, add the avocado and stir to create a smooth and creamy sauce. If the sauce is too thick, thin with a little white wine. Strain out any lumps and serve with the grilled filets.

February 28th, 2008

Mmmm…Toasted Goodness


Are you ready for some yummy, delicious, toasted steak?

Yeah, you heard me.  Toasted.

Behold the Ariete SteakHouse Indoor Grill at the link below. It’s a toaster for steaks. And if the people over at gizmodo.com get their way, you’ll buy one.

You know how we were talking about ways to keep toasty indoors and still enjoy a juicy steak? Well, this isn’t really what I had in mind.

It’s quite expensive, but it’s really shiny and New Age looking. If you’re into that sort of thing.

Check it out — if only for a laugh. I can’t in good conscience recommend something that turns your ribeye into a dry breakfast food.

So click on the link below at your own risk.


February 27th, 2008

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend


The power outage in South Florida yesterday left millions without power for a while. What a scary time that must have been.

Traffic lights malfunctioned, Internet access was cut off (eek!!), lights went out and refrigerators stopped working. 

That got me thinking, Please, people, save your steaks!!!

Well, that might not have been the first thing our friends in Miami were thinking about, but man, I saw photos of people in tank tops and shorts riding out the power outage with some Margaritas. The least they could have done was grab their steaks out of their non-functioning freezers, thawed them in that hot Miami sun for, what, 30 minutes?, and grilled those babies up.

It’d be a shame for them to be ruined. And, hey, that grill doesn’t need electricity!

I guess what it really comes down to is jealousy on my part. Here, I’ve been discussing ways to NOT have to trudge out in the snow to enjoy a steak at this time of year and then I see pics of sunkissed people in their skivvies plastered all over the news.

I’m green with envy.

So bless you, my warm, tan, Floridian friends. I hope you and your steaks made it through yesterday’s frightening trauma just fine.

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Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

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