I do not eat steaks often but when I do, I want to eat a real good one. My favorite is a rib-eye. What is your favorite type of steak?
The reason I eat steak is because my wife loves it. My wife still competes at the highest level of swimming in what is known as US MASTERS SWIMMING. On nights before swim meats, she wants to have a steak. She wants the protein for her performance. We are a swimming family. What I remember from my pre-meet meals was eating pasta. The theories have varied between eating protein and eating carbohydrates. For most swimmers, I believe what most people now think is whatever helps you mentally.
Well this is one of the easiest recipes I get to share with you. These Rib-Eye Steaks simply have spice on them and then they are cooked on a very hot infrared grill. My grill is from TEC – thermal electric. The grill can get incredibly hot. It cooks with infrared heat. So when the steaks are placed on the grates and the juices drop, they immediately turn to steam. The end result is steaks with a really good crust while being able to maintain is red/pink center.
One trick for knowing the doneness of your steak is the touch method. I believe this method is the best way to know how far your protein is cooked. It is really simple and takes practice. When you flip your protein during cooking, you take one finger and press down on the steak. If there is a lot of give, your steak is underdone or very rare. If when you press down, the steak is very firm, it is now very well done. So he key is to learn the firmness for the level of doneness that you like.
Below are two links to a couple of other Rib-Eye Steak recipes on the blog:
The cast of characters.
The steaks spiced up.
The Rib-Eye Steaks Plated.
I make Rib-Eye Steaks for my wife and her desire to eat steak for her athletic performance. Learn the finger method to test the doneness of your steaks.
- 2 Whole Rib-eye steaks
- 1 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 2 Tsp Spanish Paprika
Begin by patting dry the steaks and liberally applying the seasonings.
Get your grill good and hot. Add the steaks to the grill and cook approximately 5 minutes per side. Use the finger method to find the your favorite level of doneness.
Let rest for 3 - 5 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!