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:

  1. 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.
  2. Season the steak with salt and pepper, then prepare a dipping bowl with olive oil.
  3. 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.
  4. When the meat is ready, slice thinly and serve.

Expert tip from Don Roden of The Organic Butcher of McLean in McLean, VA.