Unusual (for me) dinner, since I had pretty much sworn off most red meat, especially steak. But back before then, I bought a couple of immensely thick rib eyes from my favourite hoity-toity upscale place. They must have a been nearly a couple of pounds each, I can’t remember. Anyway, one of the huge ones was cut in half and frozen. The halves must have been in the freezer for about 18 months, maybe longer.
I was actually thinking of throwing them out, but WTH, these were expensive premium steaks. So I thawed one out a few days ago and grilled it very late last night, doused with Barberian’s Steak Spice. Meanwhile made rice with concentrated vegetable broth and dried porcini mushrooms. When the steak was almost done, threw some slabs of Provencal garlic butter over the top til it started melting, resulting in marvelous searing flames from the melting butter.
It was quite wonderful, though I am by no means convinced to return to being a carnivore. It was done slightly more than I had intended – more like medium rather than medium rare – because I was trying to make allowances for how incredibly thick it was.
But what to do with the leftover mushroom vegetable rice tomorrow? I’m thinking maybe the chicken and veal sausages I have in the freezer – browned on the grill, then slathered in tomato sauce and baked over chopped onion – a reliable recipe.