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How to Perfectly Cook Steak Indoors

How to Perfectly Cook Steak Indoors

It’s winter in Colorado and for grill lovers or grilled steak lovers standing in the snow is not the ideal experience especially if you are craving the juiciness of a prime rib or new york strip. 

But don’t let that hold you back from enjoying steak for dinner any winter night. Believe it or not, the best steaks are made perfectly seared in a pan. In fact, cooking steak on the stove allows the steak to cook evenly while creating a delectable crust and sealing those juices. If you’ve got a pan…we’ve got your plan. 

Here is how to cook steak indoors:

Pan-Seared Steak 

Ingredients:

1-2 lbs of your favorite cut of steak 

5 tbsp of vegetable or peanut oil (NOT olive oil..!)

4 tbsp butter (the real stuff…margarine will not cut it)

Prep:

Salt and pepper your meat and allow the meat to sit for at least an hour. Ideally, your steak should be at room temperature. Break out that pan and drop that vegetable or peanut oil in the bottom making sure to evenly coat it. Heat the stove on high and drop the meat. You don’t need too much time searing up that meat…maybe 5 minutes on each side making sure to flip it every 30 seconds. 

You will know you are doing it right if there is a nice golden crust on the outside of the steak. Remember that butter? Tilt that pan and spoon it over the steak. 

Remove steak from heat and allow to sit for at least five minutes and voila!….serve with a loaded baked potato, salad or asparagus. 

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Elk Steak Recipe

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Elk Steak Recipe

Colorado meat-eaters already know about one of the best-kept secrets of carnivores and that would be elk. This versatile yet lean meat is perfect for stews, meatballs, or a succulent roast.

The trick to preparing elk is to remember that lean meats should be cooked at a lower temperature and like beef steaks should not spend too much time on the grill. 

Now that we have covered the basics of cooking elk check out this recipe for:

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Elk Steaks 

Ingredients:

2 pounds of elk 

3 tablespoons of olive oil 

1 tablespoon soy sauce 

1 tablespoon lemon juice 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 minced garlic cloves

1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

Directions: 

Place elk steaks in a shallow pan. In a small mixing bowl add all your ingredients, whisking them together. In a shallow pan, pour the marinade over the elk steaks, cover the pan and allow to sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours. 

Pre-heat that grill on medium heat (remember, low heat). Drop those juicy elk steaks on the grill and cook each side for anywhere from 5 up to 7 minutes. 

Remove meat and allow to sit for around 5 minutes before serving. 

 Luckily, elk is widely available in Colorado and you can pick some up today at the Gourmet Meat & Sausage Shop. 

12 Days of Christmas Butcher and Meat Version

12 Days of Christmas Butcher and Meat Version

This year, the Gourmet Meat & Butcher Shop introduces a different version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Feel free to let this become a new holiday tradition for you and yours. And Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our staff. 

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,

A pastrami in a hoagie. 

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,

Two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 

Three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 

Four prime ribs, three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie. 

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken things, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven mince pies, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eight marbled meats, seven mince pies, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken things, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, nine bacons sizzling, eight marbled meats, seven mince pies, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken things, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, ten burgers flipping, nine bacons sizzling, eight marbled meats, seven mince pies, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, eleven bratwursts boiling, ten burgers flipping, nine bacons sizzling, eight marbled meats, seven mince pies, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve stuffed turkeys, eleven bratwursts boiling, ten burgers flipping, nine bacons sizzling, eight marbled meats, seven mince pies, six basted geese, five golden hams, four prime ribs, three chicken thighs, two beef jerkies and a pastrami in a hoagie.

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Meat Lovers

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Meat Lovers

Got a bonafide carnivore that made the nice list this year? We’ve compiled the most comprehensive list of sizzling hot holiday gift ideas. 

Meat: The Art of Cooking Meat 

Everything you ever wanted to know about cooking meat but were afraid to ask. Feast your eyes on over 60 recipes for every imaginable cut of meat complete with instructions on how to prep and cook to perfection. $19.99 Amazon.com

 Prime Rib Scented Soy Candle 

Keep those sensational scents of meats going even when you are not cooking! This scented soy candle can be personalized with a special label for your meat lover. $10 Available on Etsy 

Professional Custom Kitchen Knives 

This handmade complete set of chef kitchen knives includes everything to carve and cut those meats like a pro. The 8 piece set features Damascus steel, a utility knife, cleaver, complete with a wood or bone handle.  $209 Available on Amazon.com

Bear Paw Meat Handlers 

This pair of meat handlers are a must-have for shredding that pulled pork, beef or chicken. Plus, you are can feel like a real barbarian digging into your meat. $12.99 Available at Target in-store or online. 

Monogrammed Steak Brand, Triple-initial 

Every grill master takes pride in their technique so why not let them literally put their own brand on their meats. Well, now you can. This personalized steak brand is for the backyard chef that has everything. $69.95 Available on Williams Sonoma.

Big E’s BBQ Sauces & Rubs 

This Colorado-based company offers award-winning rubs and a plethora of sauces. These sauces will take your grilling to the next level. Big E’s offers Carolina-style sauces both sweet and heat (jalapeno), KC or Kansas City-style, Hatch Green Chili and the heat of Jamaican Jerk rubs. $7 available online or pick up at The Gourmet Meat & Sausage Shop