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Steak Your Claim

I set up the MythTV box to record any episodes of Good Eats it could find. Yesterday I was looking through the stuff it has recorded so far, and I found one of my favorite “I could do that” episodes, Steak your Claim.

So today Beth and I drove to the grocery store and bought some kosher salt (it really is better than regular salt) and a 1.67lb steak. The butcher cut the steak in half for us and wrapped it up. We got home, started cooking the potatoes, bread, and carrots to go along as side dishes. When everything else was about 10 minutes from finished, we started the steaks. We left mine in the oven a bit longer because I’m a wuss and don’t want my cow mooing on my plate.

They both turned out really well, and I’m stuffed. Unfortunately the recent restriction in food has shrunk my stomach, and I left almost half my meat on the plate. Maybe I’ll finish it later or take it for lunch tomorrow. I would have taken a picture to go along with my horrible description of awesome food, but I couldn’t find my camera. Oh well, maybe next time. And yes, there will be a next time, cause it was really frickin' good.

Oh, and at the end when he says let it rest for 2-3 minutes, really let it rest at least that long. One of our steaks didn’t rest and the juices flowed out when I cut it. It was a little tougher than I would have liked, but still really good. Lesson learned for next time.