December 9th, 2013

12 Steaks of Christmas

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It’s the holiday season and food is central to all the joyful gatherings at this time of year. That makes it the perfect time to try 12 new steak recipes in the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas!

Here’s one I know will knock some socks off:

Japanese Flat Iron with White Soy and Ginger sauce

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Asian BBQ Flank steaks               4

Togarashi* spice mix                   3 T

Sauce:

Lime juice                                  1/3 C.

Ginger, peeled and minced                        2 T

White Soy                                 2 T

Garlic, minced                            2 t

Brown Sugar                              1 t

Dijon Mustard                            1 T

Canola Oil                                 3 T

Method:

1.  Sprinkle steaks With Togarashi spice mix, and sprinkle with salt. Grill or sear in a pan until desired doneness is achieved.

2. While the steaks are resting combine the lime juice, ginger, soy, garlic, brown sugar, and Dijon in a blender, or combine with a whisk. While the blender is blending or you are whisking slowly add in oil until sauce is emulsified.

3. Slice beef and served drizzled with white soy ginger sauce.

*Togarashi is a Japanese spice mix, and can usually be found in the Japanese or Asian section of the grocery store or a Japanese market.

 

And here’s another:

Flat Iron Steaks with Herbed Butter

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Butter                                        4 oz

Fresh Parsley, chopped                 1 T

Lemon Juice                               1 T

Fresh thyme, chopped                  1 t

Flat Iron steaks,  6oz                    4

Butter                                        2 T

Vegetable oil,                             2 T

Shallots, minced                         2 T

Salt and pepper               as needed

Method:

1. In a mixer combine butter, parsley, lemon juice, and thyme. Mix until well combined. Roll up in a piece of waxed paper, and place in the fridge to harden.

2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

3. In a preheated skillet, add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, and then add the 2 T of butter. 

4. Just when you see the first wisps of smoke, add the steaks to the pan, making sure to not overcrowd the pan. When the steak is properly seared flip and let sear for one more minute.

5. Add the shallots to the pan, and then put the pan in the oven. When the steaks are cooked to their desired temperature, pull them out and put them on a plate to rest, while they are resting. Divide the herbed butter into 4 and place one piece on tope of each steak. Serve after 5 minutes of resting.

 

I mean, how much more YUM can it get? Visit here for another 10 steak recipes that you like (that equals 12 folks). These steaks are sure to bring smiles this holiday season.

Happy gatherings, everybody!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


November 20th, 2013

Flat Iron Steaks with KC BBQ Glaze

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The holidays are coming! And that means company and cooking. Are you ready?

Many of us will do the traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. But we’ve gotta eat more than once, right?

So why not make something different and delicious that everyone will love!

Try this Flat Iron Steaks with KC BBQ Glaze recipe from The Kansas City Steak Company. It’s sure to be a hit!

Flat Iron With KC Barbeque Glaze

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Sauce:

Apple Cider Vinegar                    ½ C

Water                                        ½ C

Yellow Mustard                          ¼ C

Ketchup                                     2 T

Tomato Paste                             1.5 T

Sweet paprika                             1 T

Salt                                           ½ T

Ground celery seed                       1 t

Black pepper                               ¼ t

Cayenne                                     ¼ t

Garlic powder                             ¼ t

Onion powder                             ¼ t

Cinnamon                                  pinch

Allspice, ground                          pinch

Cloves, ground                           pinch

 

Flat iron Steaks, 6 oz                   4

Salt and pepper                           to taste

Method:

1. For the glaze, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. This glaze can be made in bulk ahead of time. Omit the water, and you have an excellent Kansas City Barbeque glaze.

2. Preheat the grill.

3. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.

4. Grill the steaks to desired doneness, when they are about 1 minute from being done brush them with the glaze on both sides and let the heat from the grill cook them for just a moment. Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


September 11th, 2013

Can Anyone Grill a Great Steak?

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According to this article, the answer is YES!

And thank goodness, because a great steak is at the top of my list of enjoyable things.

Need a few pointers on how to make your steak come out juicier? Read on.

Need some good recipes for flank steaks and ribeyes? Check it out.

We all need a little good advice every now and then. So go on, conquer that steak!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


September 10th, 2013

Food Superstitions

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This Friday is a Friday the 13th. So what better time to plan ahead for that superstitious day than now?

Of course I relate everything to food so here’s what comes to mind for me…

Garlic!

The old thought goes that garlic will ward off bad spirits and prevent someone from giving you the “Evil Eye.”

Want to keep away demons, werewolves and vampires? Get a little garlic.

So for me, I’ll make it easy on myself and just cook with the stuff. How about Garlic Steaks? Yes, please!

This steak recipe makes the most sense on a day filled with superstition. And, hey, it couldn’t hurt, right?

Try it – just to be sure you won’t be visited by any vampires this Friday. :)

Photo courtesy of Health24.com.


July 5th, 2013

Beerbecue Flank Steak Video

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Oh, man! Our friends at AllRecipes and FoodWishes.com have given us this great video to help us make “Beerbecue Flank Steak.”

That is, of course beer + barbecue sauce + flank steak.

A beautiful combination.

It makes the beef oh-so-tender and so, so flavorful.

I absolutely LOVE a great barbecue sauce!

Check out the video and try this yourself. It is summer, ya know!

Enjoy!


May 31st, 2013

Summer Grillin’

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Fire up the grill, it’s summer! (At least it is in my mind.)

Try cooking something you’ve never tried before. Like steak with a chimichurri sauce (doesn’t that look yummy????).

Or a simple beef kebab with assorted veggies – or even fruit!

Working Mother has some great grilling ideas for us to try and conquer this summer. Check them out here. And while the grilling part is fun, the eating part is more fun!

So, go – grill to your heart’s content!

Photo courtesy of WorkingMother.com.


May 24th, 2013

Memorial Day Steak Ideas

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Our friends at Serious Eats have created an uber list of “20 Grilled Steak Recipes for Your Memorial Day Grill.”

This is something I can get behind. And it’s just in time!

It includes recipes for such deliciousness as Grilled Spice-Rubbed Skirt Steak (see photo above), Steak Sandwich with Onion-Jalapeno Sauce and Grilled Beef Pinwheels. That last one is also a feast for the eyes!

Check out the steak grilling slideshow and recipes here. And have yourself a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with grilled delights!

Photo courtesy of SeriousEats.com.


May 22nd, 2013

Summer Steak Salad and Shrimp Flatbread

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Now that’s a gorgeous flatbread full of shrimp and other delights.

Pair that with a summer steak salad and you’ve got a winning combination!

Angie McGowan over at Eclectic Recipes created these beautiful dishes – so why not try them at your home?

They’re light and perfect for those warm days outside. Plus, they’re really flavorful!

Visit Eclectic Recipes for the full lowdown on how to make these fab meals. For me, I’d serve the shrimp flatbread as an appetizer, then dig into the summer steak salad as my main dish.

BUT, you just might do the opposite! Have fun!

Photo courtesy of Angie McGowan via EclecticRecipes.com.


May 3rd, 2013

Cinco de Mayo Recipe!

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In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo this weekend (hey, that’s the 5th of May) I give you this scrumptious Beef Steak and Black Bean Soft Tacos recipe.

Oh, all the flavors of this beautiful meal will dance on your tongue! So yummy!

It calls for bottom round steaks but I’d use skirt steak myself. You use what makes you happy!

Get creative and add all the toppings YOU like:  salsa, lettuce — whatever!

Enjoy your spicy weekend!

Photo courtesy of Beefitswhatsfordinner.com.


April 23rd, 2013

Great Spring Steaks: Orange Citrus Steak Sauce

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It’s spring! And it’s time for some spring flavors to make their way into our dishes.

How about an Orange Citrus Steak Sauce to get you going?

It’s refreshing and oh-so-sunny!

Check out this yummy steak sauce recipe here and don’t forget to use your favorite steaks! :)

Happy spring cooking!

Photo courtesy of WikiHow.com.


April 19th, 2013

Easy Seared Steak Recipe

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I LOVE the words “easy” and “steak” when they’re put together.

It’s music to my ears.

If you’re the same, check out this “How to Make an Easy Pan-Seared Steak” video from our friends at Chow.

Simple solutions with a grand result are my cup of tea! Enjoy!


April 4th, 2013

Steak Secrets

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On April 9 at 2 pm ET/PT, the Food Network will be airing “The Secret to Steak.”  This episode is billed as being chock full of insider tips on how to make a steakhouse favorite at home.

It’s like they’re reading my mail or something!

They’ll be featuring a dry-rubbed ribeye. Can you say, “Mmmmm?” That’s my fave cut ever.

Check it out and see if you can replicate your favorite steak from your favorite restaurant.

At least you’ll have fun trying!

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com.


March 19th, 2013

Top 10 Steak Recipes

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You love steak. I love steak.

So what are the “Top 10″ steak recipes people like you and me love?

Well, if you ask About.com (and I did) they’ll give you yummy ideas like Carne Asada (skirt steak) which comes in at #2.

Or a Cowboy Steak (a nice, seasoned Porterhouse) ranking #5.

How about #8 – a Mustard Beef Tenderloin? Sounds good to me!

Check out all the goodness that makes up this Top 10. Then, tell me, how does it stack up to YOUR TOP 10?

Photo courtesy of KansasCitySteaks.com


March 8th, 2013

Basketball Bites

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This Garlic Bread Steak Sandwich (otherwise known as Pittsburgh Cheese Steak) was pinned on Pinterest under the title “March Basketball Bites.”

I couldn’t agree with this representation more. You absolutely NEED something hearty and delicious to carry you through the awesome basketball going on right now.

Even if you’re a spectator.

Made with thinly sliced sirloin steak for ultimate flavor, this is much like the beloved Philly Cheese Steak, but with a twist.

Check out the full recipe for Garlic Bread Steak Sandwiches here. And be sure to savor every bite.

Your team needs you!

One bite and you’ll know this one is a slam dunk! (Yeah, I went there.)

Photo courtesy of Kraftrecipes.com


March 6th, 2013

Delicious Skirt Steak Recipe

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Looking for something new and scrumptious to try at home? Look no further!

Try this decadent recipe for Skirt Steak with Garlic Confit and Broccoli Rabe from Chris Robertson, a New York sous chef.

I like the flexibility of his recipe because you are not limited to just skirt steak. Try another cut if the mood strikes you!

But the red wine marinade? Well, THAT is a must.

Have fun trying this one at home – you’ll be eating just like a sous chef! And this is a man who knows his food!

Photo courtesy of William Hereford via SousChefSeries.com.


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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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