Saturday, April 3, 2010

spring (and the smell of meat) is in the air!


the perfect accompaniment to sunshine is the scent of searing meat wafting through the air. mmm...steaks.



i seasoned these ribeyes with some salt and pepper and while they were coming up to room temperature i started on my kale.

kale is probably my very favorite green. well, maybe collard greens but kale is a close second. i use it in soups a lot. i like to roast it and i really, really like to braise it.



i started with some shallots in a lil' butter and canola oil.



then i tore up the kale and threw that in and tossed it with the shallots.



after just a minute or so i added about a 1/4 cup veggie stock and some salt and pepper and red pepper flakes. this braised for about 20 minutes or so.



the steaks went on the grill for just about 5 minutes per side.

mmm....



i let these rest while the kale finished braising and the potato in the microwave finished baking. we sat out on the front porch to enjoy this spring feast!

3 comments:

Viper said...

Those look tasty. Though I prefer my steaks rarer than that. Trying chicken on the grill tonight. I hope I build that fire big enough ...

the erratic epicurean said...

these were medium rare - pink but not bright red. good luck with your fire viper. more is more!

Viper said...

Well, the fire was strong. However, not thinking about the sugary marinade, I should have been checking a little more often because the skin got a little charred. It was still good. Getting there ...