Welcome Fall-It’s Doctober!

1 10 2010

It is my favorite month of the year, Doctober! I can think of no better way to kick it off than to finish our second pilot menu. That would mean detailing for you Doc’s secret to the perfect thick steak. No more thick cut steaks with zones of gray that surround a small strip of perfect rare-medium rare middle like smog around LA. Just a thin crust of grilled goodness and flavorful, perfectly done all the way through beefy deliciousness.   

2 inch Grass Fed Organic Free Range Beef Tenderloin topped with Roasted Tomatillo and Prickly Pear Chimichuri-note the perfect pink center surrounded by the thin rim of seared beef!


Doc’s Secrets to the Perfect Thick Steak (1 1/2 inch cuts and greater in thickness)   

  • Dry Age: To create some of that great flavor that comes with dry aging, if you can’t find  or afford those expensive cuts try this maneuver. 24-72 hours prior to the cooking, place the steak, unwrapped on a cooling rack set on a sheet pan. Make sure air can circulate all the way around.  Place in the back of the fridge uncovered. This allows moisture to be removed intensifying flavor and allowing the natural enzymes present in the meat to tenderize as well.
  • Pre-cook: Cook the meat in an oven at low heat prior to grilling. I use about 250 degrees for about 20 minutes, this allows the center to cook without overcooking the edges.
  • Quick Grill: Place the steak on the grill and sear the sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. Since the middle is where you want it, you only need a nice sear on the outside.
  • Rest: Let the steaks rest so they can retain juciness.

The Completed Meal




2 responses

2 10 2010
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4 10 2010

Oh my my my- I love my meat just this way! Yeah, I am cooking one thick cut piece for my meal very soon- over tapas, was good while it lasted though!

Chef E

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