A Well-Seasoned Steak
Between the enjoyment of being outside on a lovely evening and the easy clean-up that follows, grilling is one of our favorite perks of summertime. Whether we’re entertaining or simply trying to quickly get dinner on the table after a busy day, we find that a well-seasoned, skillfully grilled steak is the perfect go-to supper, so we asked Don Roden of The Organic Butcher of McLean to recommend a prime preparation. Here is his advice:
- Get a locally sourced, 1 1/2- to 2-inch-thick Porterhouse steak from your local butcher. This cut, which includes a strip sirloin and tenderloin, is great for grilling. • Light the grill, then grab a handful of herbs from your garden (we like to use sage and rosemary) and tie them to the end of a wooden spoon with cooking string.
- Season the steak with salt and pepper, then prepare a dipping bowl with olive oil.
- As you cook the steak to desired doneness (which can take anywhere from 4 to 8 minutes per side, depending on how you like it), dip the herbs in the oil and baste the meat to add flavor.
- When the meat is ready, slice thinly and serve.
Expert tip from Don Roden of The Organic Butcher of McLean in McLean, VA.