Thursday, October 22, 2009

The perfect grilled steak...Easy as 1,2,3

My last post was plated beautifully and the flavors complimented one another well. However, it did have a few more steps than I would normally take on a weekday night. During the week I like to keep my dinners simple. What could be more basic than steak? Paired with a salt-baked potato and a crusty roll it's a quick and easy dinner that can be on the table in less than 20 minutes. ( No, I didn't include veggies, my husband politely turn them down) Feel free to add a steamed vegetable of your choice.

Twenty minutes for a steak dinner on the weekdays? Yes, you can do it, and I'm here to show you how.....

Fire up the grill, heat to 400 degrees. Begin with your favorite cut, I used porterhouse because they had them on special that day. They were about 1 1/2 inches thick and bone-in. Salt and pepper each side of the steak to season. Set aside.

Wash 4 russet potatoes well. Roll the potato in sea salt, coating the skin of the potato. Place in microwave for 8-10 minutes depending on size of potato.

Place steak on grill. Grill each side approximately 4 minutes. If your steak is thicker add one more minute for each 1/2 inch of thickness. Remove from the grill and let the steak rest for 5 minutes. The steak will be perfectly medium rare. If you would like your steak less rare ( shame on you) then you will need to add a minute or two to your cooking time.

While waiting for the steak to rest, place your favorite pre-made roll or bread into the oven at 350, the bread should be crusty and warm in about 5 minutes. Just in time for the steak!

With two minutes to spare, plate your steak. Bring on in the baked potato and dress it with your favorite toppings ( I like some butter, creme fraiche and a sprinkle of chives) Throw on your warm crusty roll and your dinner is officially ready in under 20 minutes.
20 minute Steak Dinner
serves 4
4 12-15 oz. porterhouse steaks ( or substitute your favorite)
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
4 russet potatoes ( well scrubbed)
2 tbsp. sea salt
your favorite baked potato toppings
4 bakery rolls
Directions for preparation are above


Chow and Chatter said...

great looking steaks

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfect weekday dinner to me! The steaks look awesome!

Talita said...

Wow! This steak is mouth watering!

Sippity Sup said...

This is a wonderful way to get the meat to the table, but the no vegetable is a bit upsetting to a non-vegetarian veg-head like me! The man must have arteries of steel! GREG

Maria said...

Great tips for grilling a steak!

Barbara said...

Yep- easy as A B C.

Chris said...

That's one of our favorite weeknight quickies. And yes, I've been known to pass on a green veggie too, but a potato with skin on is must more nutritional than some think.

Laura in Paris said...

I have beef meat less often now, thoug I always appreciate a good steak. Your steak makes me hungry!