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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Got an eye for a good piece of meat

Had a long day yesterday, music festival, night on the dancefloor (and yes, Naz is cringeworthy while struting his stuff) and then I came home and sat through Utd's game against Ajax (I'd recorded while I was out). We won btw :-)

When I woke up this afternoon I took this beauty out of the fridge and let it warm up. It was about 3-4 inches thick I guess. To go with it I put a simple marinade together. I bashed some rosemary in a mortar and pestle (with salt) then added a little olive oil. I pan fried the Rib Eye joint quickly to get the cooking process going (it helps break the fat down [it doesn't "seal" the meat, that's a myth]). I covered the joint in dijon mustard, pepper and the rosemary mix and bunged it in the oven for a few hours. Served with roast taters and digest for a week!


Catesa said...

im not a fan of marinading really good steaks but sometimes it jsut goes so well and that looks very well bbqd lol YUM!

Nazca said...

It's not really a marinade I guess. Just some flavours to roast in; I put on the mustard & rosemary and bunged it straight in the oven.

Had some tonight, just warmed under the grill. Too tired after footy to try the potato gratin. Tomorrow maybe :-)

Mae said...

So, what you're saying is, it's all a conspiracy..?

My favourite combo, rib-eye with rosemary with a little touch of ground salt and pepper and olive oil... never tried with dijon mustard. That's an interesting flavour. I love dijon mustard. M&S does a very good bottle of it that i can't get enough of. You must try it sometime.

Nazca said...

Maybe? *looks around suspiciously* They won't stop me though!

Ivonne said...

I bet you're hot on the dance floor!!!

I like the marinade you prepared for the steak. Nicely done.