We don't eat steak nearly enough in our household, mostly because the most affordable steaks in our parts are the embarrassingly thin, awful tasting, dried out mofos that I am seriously close to swearing off buying. BUT! The hubs and I made a promise to each other that I wouldn't order some expensive ass over-priced steaks from Omaha Steaks - IF - we bought some good looking steaks next time we went shopping. After one relapse into thin (WORTHLESS, AWFUL) steaks, I finally convinced myself to buy some $8, 1/4-inch steaks. and OMFG. Life changed.
This is half of the package, meaning that there's another steak dinner in my freezer that looks just as gorgeous as these fellas. WHAT?! I'm no expert, but since I was comfortable paying $8 for 2 steak dinners, this seems like a good deal, right?
Anyways, you should all know by now how Mr. Kitchen loves his eggs, and since I'm still pathetically trying to remain low-carb while devouring pancakes, I decided that the classic steak - and - eggs was the way to go. Specially-fried to his taste for him, sunny side up for me, YUMMMMBBBBO! Of course, bacon on the side, cuz what steak could work without bacon?!
I mean, it can't just be me...after a thorough salting for 2 hours, plus a pretty decent marinade, does this not look good to you guys? The salting-thing is a trick that I found after wayyyy too many hours of researching "how to keep steak juicy", thanks to my fault at constantly buying cheap steaks. Basically, you just take some coarse salt, dump a ton of it onto one side of the steak, rub it in really good, flip it over, then dump a bunch more on the other side. Then let the guys sit for like an hour per inch of steak thickness. Or something like that. Supposedly some science-y stuff happens, drawing moisture out to keep it in or something like that. I'm not 100% sure, but I've seen some nice things happen so I'm gonna keep doing it.
An ever-grateful break from the usual thin, dry, pretty much not-worth-eating steaks. The super dry-salting time, plus the marinade helped to keep these guys juicy and tasting. Yum!
Food is my absolute passion. The highlight of my day is when I get to cook, and especially eat. I'm super simple. I don't have crazy fancy ingredients. I just try to cook delicious, healthy (most of the time) meals for my mister and I.