Posted by johngl
There we were, most glorious spousal unit and I, ready to have some small three-day dry-aged ribeye steaks when BigDMcC called me about those Tomahawk Ribeyes last weekend. What’s a guy to do?
The small ribeyes went back into the dry-aging fridge for another week.
Here they are again after trimming the dried dry-aged bits off. While parts looks rather browny-black in the photo, they are actually deep, dark purple-colored.
Here they are yet again, seasoned with salt and pepper and ready to cook.
Since these were a little thinner now that they’d been trimmed, I augmented the eight minute cooking time, revising it down to six minutes as not to over-cook. The grill was super-hot (like 950°F or so).
Once I pulled the steaks, I tented them in aluminum foil and allowed them to rest for around seven minutes. How do I know it was seven minutes? It’s just a guess. It felt like more than five and less than ten.
Most glorious spousal unit did an impressive job with the quinoa…adding some petite-something or other cheese (Cantal?) at the very end of the cooking process. It was simply stellar.
The steaks came out the usual dead-on medium-rare and the Shiraz mgsu plucked from the wine cellar was, quite simply, a perfect match with my blue cheese ribeye. She doesn’t like blue cheese, so she missed out on this out-of-the-park combination. Oh woe is she!
If you find yourself getting derailed by some impromptu dinner arrangements, just go with it; it’ll probably just turn out better in the end!