Ribeyes with Goat Cheese, Watercress and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

It’s summer time again . . . and even if the livin’ ain’t easy, ribeye steak always makes you THINK it’s easy. This is another DELICIOUS Bobby Flay recipe . . . I’ve made it three times — and each time as I’m enjoying every bite, I’m imagining that Bobby (yes, we’re on a first-name […]

Seared Porterhouse with Maitre d’ Butter

I love “Alex’s Day Off” — she’s such a great cook — and teacher. Everything I’ve made from her programs comes out perfectamundo. This steak is duh-lish-shuss! 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 8 additional tablespoons, softened 1 cup minced shallots Coarse sea salt 2 teaspoons green peppercorns 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, […]

Broccoli Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Oh my gosh! I had this for dinner last night and lunch today — easy to make and so full of flavor! My local grocery store had small packages of carne asada beef — $2.12, and I made half of the recipe below and had enough for two meals along with some jasmine coconut rice. I […]

A Perfect Prime Rib Roast

The ideal standing rib roast should contain three to five ribs. Three is the perfect size for dinner for six to eight. For more guests (or more leftovers), order a four- or five-rib roast. Either way, ask for a small-end (or first-cut) roast, meaning a roast cut from the loin end of the steer, where […]

Hazelnut and Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Syrah Reduction Sauce

Serves 6 2 T. chopped hazelnuts, toasted 1 T. black peppercorns 2 ½ lbs. beef tenderloin or 6 filets Salt 2 T. extra virgin olive oil Syrah Reduction Sauce (recipe follows) Mix the chopped hazelnuts and the peppercorns together in a blow.  Rub the whole tenderloin with the mixture, pressing it gently into the beef.  […]

Rib-Eye Tacos with Onion Jam and Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Worth the effort! Horseradish Crème Fraîche 1 cup finely grated peeled fresh horseradish root (about 4 ounces) 1 8-ounce container crème fraîche or sour cream 1/4 cup white wine vinegar Coarse kosher salt Onion Jam 1 1/2 pounds red onions, very thinly sliced 2 cups dry red wine 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon chopped fresh […]

Michelle’s Favorite Braised Short Ribs

My all time favorite recipe to make is nothing other than “Michelle’s Favorite Braised Short Ribs”!  Tender ribs, great flavor and a company favorite! Serves 6 Ribs and marinade                                 Sauce 1 c. dry white wine                                 2 T. olive oil. […]

Jimtown Grilled Steak with Backyard Bourbon Marinade

6 c. water                                   1 t. Tabasco sauce 1 ¼ c. regular (not reduced-         1 t. freshly ground black pepper sodium) soy sauce                     1 (2””  thick) rib eye or top round steak 1 c. bourbon                                   (about 2 ½ lbs.) […]

Riad and Mom’s Braised Short Ribs

Shortribs:  The cornerstone of every great culture. 6 to 8 servings Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes 6 pounds short ribs (English cut if possible) Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 6 shallots, peeled and […]

Grilled Beef Tagliata with Rosemary, Capers and Lemons

Serves 4 to 6 2/3 cups plus 2T. fragrant extra virgin olive oil 6 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 T. chopped fresh rosemary leaves2 2. t. cracked black pepper 1 ½ lb. New York strip steak or sirloin, about 2” thick, excess fat removed salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 c. lightly packed […]