Thursday, November 22, 2012

Peppered Ribeye Steaks with Truffle Vinaigrette, Roasted Asparagus, and Potatoes Romanoff


We've spent the last two months having our backyard re-done with Haney Landscaping.  Our design includes a 10-foot long bar with a built-in barbeque.  To celebrate and christen our new grill, John made these amazing Ribeye Steaks.

Peppered Ribeye Steaks with Truffle Vinaigrette

This recipe comes from The Big Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining and it's wonderful.  We've tried several versions of Pepper Steak - and this one is the best so far.  It's encrusted in pepper, seared, grilled, and drizzled with Truffle Vinaigrette that really brings out the flavor of the steak.

Allow two large Ribeye Steaks to come to room temperature.

For the Vinaigrette, whisk:
1/4 cup mild Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Truffle Oil
1 Tablespoon Banyuls (or Red Wine) Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Shallot, minced

Using a mortar and pestle, crush 2 Tablespoons whole Black Peppercorns.
Then stir in 2 Tablespoons coarse Sea Salt.
Press salt and pepper into steaks on both sides.
Let steaks sit for about 15 minutes before grilling.

Set grill to Sear and sear steaks for about 4 minutes on both sides.
Then move to medium heat for 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, depending upon your preference.
Remove steaks from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.


Roasted Asparagus

Clean 1 bunch Asparagus, snapping white ends off.
Place in a rectangular baking pan.
Drizzle with Lemon Olive Oil.
Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.
Place in the oven for the last 13 minutes that the potatoes are baking at 425 degrees.











Potatoes Romanoff (aka Potato Nirvana!)
These are among the best potatoes I have ever had.  They are amazing and would go well with so many main dishes.  They're so creamy and flavorful that you may get distracted from everything else on your plate.  This recipe comes from the December/January 2013 Cook's Country.  

Enjoy!
John's new grill in our beautiful new backyard

5 comments:

  1. Your backyard looks like the perfect spot for entertaining! Love these steaks, the truffle vinaigrette sounds wonderful!

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  2. Your garden is awesome, I would barbecue everyday given the chance! I have a truffle oil that is not being used much and this sounds so good and easy. Have a great weekend Susan!

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  3. Beautiful!!!!
    I would say that your grill has been properly christened.

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  4. Wow, love that grilling set up- just spectacular;-)
    Anything with truffle oil is just calling my name, beautiful steaks;-)

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  5. I love your back yard kitchen and grilling area. We've always wanted to do something like that, but never got around to it. Your truffle sauce for the steaks sounds amazing. I use truffle oil quite a bit.

    Have a nice weekend.
    Sam

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