If you haven’t noticed by now steak is one of my favorite foods. What’s not to love about a tender juicy steak? Tonight’s cut of beef is the flat iron steak. Flat irons are as tender as a rib eye and as flavorful as a NY strip and fairly cheap, $15 for a 3lb boneless steak. Since eating them out a few times I have been semi-obsessed searching for flat iron steaks and have finally found them at one of the grocery stores by my house.
The other day at Wally World I picked up some ancho chiles, it’s amazing that WW carries anchos. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them at the time but I eventually came up with something. To use these chiles, remove the stem and seeds, then chop in the food processor or blender. Here’s the steak rub I came up with using the anchos.
2 large cloves of garlic
2 Tablespoon of olive or peanut oil.
1 Tablespoon of Ancho chile
1 Tablespoon of pepper
1 Tablespoon of coriander seeds
1/2 Tablespoon of black or yellow mustard
1/2 Tablespoon of kosher salt
Mix all the ingedrients in a food processor or blender until if forms a chunky paste. Rub on steaks and leave for at least 1/2 hour before cooking.
Cooking this steak was a bit tricky because it’s big and one end is a little thicker than the other, the thinner end will cook faster. Last time I took the steak off when the thick end hit 130 and the the thinner end was a little over cooked for my taste. This time I took it off when the the thinner end was 130 and the thicker end was a bit rare. Next time I’m either going to cut the steak in half or try keeping the thinner end of the steak on the cooler side of the grill. Well, at least when I reheat the leftovers it will still be a nice medium.
As my dad used to say when asked how he wanted his steak, “Brand it’s mother!”
To go with my steak I quartered some potatoes and grilled them on the egg.
Also had a little salad, need some greens to go with all that meat!
I was really happy with tonight’s dinner because I actually got pictures. Kind of hard to blog without pictures. My photo tip of the day, when shooting in low light without a flash put the camera on a tripod. I’m sure that is like photo 101 but I didn’t take that class in college, I was too busy partying.
My next cooking a project pulled pork. Stay tuned.