So, I learned an important lesson a couple weeks ago… how not to chop onions. I’ll spare you the details, but the incident had temporarily eliminated my desire to cook. I didn’t want to completely abandon my Poormet friends, so I spent the downtime making some changes to the site.
I’ve made a huge effort to provide you all with a better mobile experience so I’ve built/implemented a responsive design that should work well regardless of what device you are viewing from. With that said, I couldn’t test everything, so if you find any bugs please let me know! I’m still working on adding in some more features (next up: easier social sharing), so if you have any requests just shoot me a message.
Now that that’s out of the way, how about this steak? A local butcher has Teres Major (shoulder tender) on sale quite frequently. Apparently this steak is almost of filet mignon quality, but significantly less expensive. From my limited research, it is hard to find this particular cut of beef… keep your eyes peeled because this was a steal!
Now that my rant is over, you don’t need any special steak to make this recipe, all you need is a ton of herbs, a bit of olive oil, and a couple of hours to let it all soak in.
I used a combination of rosemary, thyme, marjoram, salt and pepper and it created a kind of paste-like texture when mixed with the olive oil. As always, I tossed in some garlic (and then some more)… you can never have enough garlic.
Cooking this particular cut of steak is quick and painless. On the grill it took about 5-6 minutes per side to get to medium… which was nice because standing outside in upstate NY, in the winter, at night, isn’t the most pleasant experience.
The herbs did not overpower the beef, which I believe is always the goal… although I do think I could have used a bit more herb paste to cover the entire surface of the meat, lesson learned.
One of my goals for the year is to become more comfortable on the grill. I would rank my grill-expertise at a solid 3 of 10 currently and would love to bump that up to at least a 7 before the summer is over.
Here’s to hoping I don’t burn my eyebrows off in the process!
Grilled steak with a herb heavy marinade.