Valentine’s Day is a holiday full of expectations so it is important to remember the acronym K.I.S.S A.S.S. —— Keep It Simple Stupid, And Sear Steak.
Steak is as tried and true as they come. One steak in particular is the way to anyone’s heart, the Ribeye. The Ribeye is a perfect combination of flavor and tenderness.
We snagged ours from a local market in the Finger Lakes called
@rennoldsonsmarket — As always, opt to Support Your Local Butcher.
🥩🥩 For this Holiday, shoot for Prime cuts of beef are the best quality beef because they have the most marbling.
The thickness of a steak is another factor that is important to note. A steak that is too thin or too thick can throw off the whole cook. Most Ribeyes will be cut between 1 and 2 inches.
A fun spin on a Valentine’s Day Ribeye is to cut it into a heart shape. To do this, I would recommend buying a Boneless Ribeye Roast and cutting a section to 2 to 3 inch thickness depending on preference. Once you have your steak cut, make sure the fat side is up and make a cut into the middle of the steak but only about 80 percent of the way down. The steak should be able to lay flat on the cutting board and have some resemblance to a heart shape.
Trim small pieces away to make the heart shape more prominent.
My preferred method to cook a Ribeye is the reverse sear technique.
Start by setting the grill or oven to 225 degrees. Before cooking, season the steak with Carving House and let it sit outside of the fridge for 20 minutes. Grill the steak until it reaches an internal temperature of 115° degrees.
If you have a cast Iron pan, heat it up as hot as you can get it and sear it with some butter for just under 1 minute per side. If you don’t have a cast iron, a broiler or a hot grill will work just fine. Let it rest for a few minutes before serving and enjoy.
For BONUS points, build a quick Whiskey Butter by combining a stick of unsalted butter and a glunk or two of Whiskey in the hot cast iron while your steak rests. Cook down, mix well and pour over your finished steak.
Thank us later… ❤️🥩❤️🥩