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Chili-Coco Rubbed New York Strip

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by groovychef

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This rub is quick and simple and perfect for last minute grilling ease. The sweetness if offset by the heat from the cayenne and chile powder while it leaves just a hint of coco flavor that adds a deep richness to the steak without making it overwhelming. Its like a Mole sauce in dry rub form.

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

2 Tsp. Kosher salt

2 Tsp. McCormicks Cocoa-Chile spice blend

1 Tsp. onion powder

1 Tsp. garlic powder

1/2 Tsp. smoked paprika

1 Tsp. Cayenne pepper

1/4 Tsp. ground cumin

1/4 Tsp. black pepper

1/4 Tsp. ground cinnamon

4 Strip Steaks (or other cut of beef of your choice)

1. Blend all spices in a small bowl.

2. Pat steaks dry and generously rub both sides of each steak with rub. Allow steaks to sit for half an hour to reach room temperature (helps to aid in even cooking)

3. Grill steaks to desired temperature.

Serves 4

 

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Where the great ideas come from

Posted in Everyday Cooking with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2013 by groovychef

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Today is Sunday. After a morning in the trenches of breakfast heaven, I appreciate the silence of my tiny apartment, my cat, and being surrounded by the comfort of my cookbooks. The clattering of dishes becomes the ticking of the mantle clock. The constant voices of my linemen become the purring of my cat.

I wait all week for these few hours I can come home to an empty house and just create and write.

This afternoon my muse for creativity will be two New York Strip steaks and I could not be more excited. Accompanying these steaks will be glazed pearl onions and roasted potatoes.

What will your muse be in the kitchen today?

Steak Au Poivre Sandwiches

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2013 by groovychef

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Steak Au Poivre Sandwiches

2 lbs. Boneless beef ribs, ribeyes, or New York strip (the choice is yours)

1 Tbsp. sea salt

1Tbsp. minced garlic

1 Tbsp. butter

1/4 c. brandy

1 1/2 c. beef stock

2 Tsp. green peppercorns

1/4 c. button mushrooms wiped and sliced

1 loaf garlic bread

8 slices Swiss cheese (may use a  cheddar for a heavier robust flavor or bleu cheese for a bit more tang)

1. Mix garlic and sea salt in a small bowl and generously rub the mat with the mixture. Set aside.

2. Drop butter into a grill pan and heat on high until the butter has melted but the milk solids have not browned. Place beef in grill pan and cook on both sides until meat is firm. Ideally, medium to medium rare is perfect for this recipe as it will be finished off in the oven. When beef is done, set aside to rest. Preheat oven to 400.

3. While the meat is resting, place brandy in a medium hot saute pan (stainless steel) and ignite (flambe). Be cautious when doing this. After flame has died, add beef stock and peppercorns and continue to simmer until stock has reduced to about 1 1/2 cups. Add mushrooms and turn off heat.

4. Remove garlic bread from its wrapper and lay butter side up on cookie sheet. Thinly slice rested beef (against the grain) layer pieces on top of the bread. Pop into over for about 8 minutes, long enough to melt the butter and cook the beef until slightly pink. Remove from oven and top with cheese.

5. Place back in oven for 5 minutes more, until cheese has melted.

6. Strain Au Poivre sauce and serve with sandwich.

Cooking Notes: The garlic and sea salt rub is a technique used in Brazil for all their meats. Its a simple clean flavor allowing the flavor of the beef to shine through without all the complication of herbs and spices. Traditionally, Au Poivre is not made with cheese but I felt that this would b a great cross between a French Dip and Steak Au Poivre. Its a simple dish that can be made after a long day of work without much fuss.

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