Monday, March 4, 2013

grilled rib eye


spring is upon us.. it was in the high 70's on saturday which means it's time to get the old bbq fired up.. i invited the kids over for dinner and we grilled rib eyes, i served them with spicy lemon garlic shrimp, roasted butternut squash risotto and bread salad.. talk about a great meal.. it was so nice outside we were even able to eat on the back patio and allow the dogs to play.. i just love it when the weather allows for outdoor cooking and eating.. {your probably thinking why am i telling you how to "grill" a steak.. but actually there are a lot of folks not comfortable cooking on a grill.. and i wanted to let you know how easy it was..}


i got these rather large rib eyes wih the bone in.. they were so flavorful.. rib eyes usually don't need a lot of fuss.. some olive oil, salt and pepper.. that's about it..


pete broke out the old weber grill and used a small amount of coals and then he used peach wood we got from when my dad had his fruit trees trimmed.. just love meat cooked over an open flame, something about it makes it soo good..



 this was my plate.. i had my salad on a separate plate.. i love love {heart} rib eye on the bone..
 
 
grilled rib eye
 
prep time: 15 minutes {plus 3 hour rest time}
cooking time: 16-20 minutes {about 8-10 minutes per side} *depending on how thick they are.. you want an internal temperature of 145 for medium rare and 160 for medium*
servings: 4-6
 
3 2" thick rib eyes
olive oil
cracked black pepper
course sea salt
 
put steak on a wire rack that's set over a baking sheet.. pat dry the steaks with a paper towel.. season with salt on each side.. chill uncovered for up to 3 hours.. remove from fridge 1 hour before ready to grill and allow the meat to come to room temperature.. again pat dry the steaks and brush with olive oil then season with salt and pepper on both sides.. if using a charcoal grill make your charcoal so you have 2 cooking areas.. one that is medium high heat and one that is more indirect, low heat.. {if using a gas grill have one set of burners on high and one set on low} sear steaks on the medium high direct heat, turn over once, you want them to have a nice "char".. this should take about 3-4 minutes per side.. then move steak to the indirect heat and continue grilling.. flipping once.. again about 5-6 minutes per side..continue to grill until your desired temperature.. usually about 15-18 minutes total or until the internal temperature reads 120 for rare, 140 for medium rare and 160 for medium {when you remove it from the grill it will continue to rise about 5 degrees as it rests that's ok}  remove steak and allow to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing..
 
enjoy and get cook'n!!
 

2 comments:

  1. You have the best foodie memories and recipes!!
    Kitchen designs

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  2. Thanks.. I do have a lot of "food" related memories.. Thanks for stopping by..

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