Steak Dinner – Recipe and Poem

Steak, the amazing, delicious, marbled affair is an indulgent and scrumptious dinner. It’s great, once in a while, or in my case, after I forgot to eat for the entire day 😅 I got a good 8 Oz Ribeye for my steak!

Steak

Excitement takes over,
And sometimes
It looks a bit messy,
But as long as your taste buds rejoice –
It’s a steak, medium rare well done. 🙃

Ingredient:

  • 8 Oz Steak of Choice
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, smashed
  • 2 springs of Marjoram (Herb)
  • 2 springs of French Tarragon (Herb)
  • 6 mL of neutral flavor oil
  • 2 knobs of butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Feel free to replace the herbs with whatever you have on hand, like Thyme or Oregano. I just like the taste of these two.

For Garnish

  • 2 leaves of Lettuce (Crisp it up by roasting it in the oven at 450C for 5 minutes)
  • 3 Cherry Tomatoes (Halved, and oven Roasted for 15 minutes at 450C)
  • 2 Watercress leaves

For Sides

  • Kale with pureed Daikon
  • Lemon grilled Asparagus and Oven grilled tomatoes

Optional Equipment

Use a Cast Iron Pan, if possible, since it can hold in a high heat, which we need for a good sear.

Method:

  1. Get the pan of the stove and start at high. Pour the oil in now
  2. Season both sides of your steak with salt and pepper
  3. Wait till the oil starts smoking a bit, and then add in your steak
  4. Sear on all sides to lock in the flavor (Maillard Reaction brings out the umami). This should take about 1-2 minutes of a hot pan. Feel free to reduce the heat on your pan, if it gets too smoky.
  5. Now, add in smashed garlic, the herbs, and butter
  6. Slightly tilt your pan, and then baste the butter seeped with the spices and garlic on top of sides.
  7. Check for doneness (Gordon Ramsay Style) – if the steak feels like
    • The center of your palm, it’s rare
    • The thenar or the flesh close to your thumb, it’s medium
    • The wrist of your hand, it’s well done
  8. When the steak reaches the doneness that you want, transfer it to a plate and let it rest for at least 5-10 minutes
  9. Cut the steak as you like, and pour your garlic-herb-brown butter sauce over it. Serve it with oven-roasted tomatoes, Watercress, and some crisped lettuce

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