Monday, 9 January 2012

Grilled Rib-Eye with Sweet Potato

Talking to a friend the other day, I was surprised to find out that we shared a common appreciation for a very specific shopping experience. The 'my girlfriend is away tonight so I'm shopping for a man's night in' shop. Don't be offended girls, we love you, but every now and again we want uninterrupted meat and TV. You get your 4 pack of beers, your steak and your carb and you're ready to enjoy a night on the sofa being a man.
I bought a rib-eye steak from the butcher's over the weekend, and left it uncovered in the fridge for two days to mature. I'm not ashamed to admit I did this almost entirely because Heston told me to, but I will be doing this from now on. The grains just pop and it looks fantastic.
I did something this weekend that I haven't done in a long while, and that's sitting down with a brew and a big stack of cookbooks. With the internet these days it almost seems too easy to grab some quick inspiration off a website, but apart from anything else, I'd hate to waste a Christmas present. Anyway I saw a salad with these sweet potato rounds and thought they'd go well with a steak, as well as giving me an opportunity to show off my griddle pan. I blanched them for a couple of minutes, then olive oil and straight on the griddle for a few minutes each side.
Oil on the steak and right into a smoking hot griddle pan. There is no more beautiful sight in the world.
There's nothing much going on in this photo, it's just some meat....is what a vegetarian might say. 3-4 minutes each side is how I'll have mine thanks. When it's done let it rest for a good 5 minutes for maximum juiceage.
And grub's up. A dollop of yoghurt or sour cream and you're there. Was it good? Yeah it was good.

1 comment:

  1. You are missing the obligatory fried or poached egg, goes amazingly well with Steak!!

    crimell x

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