I felt like eating steak one day so I head over to the butcher shop and tried to decide on which cut to get. Being that I should be on a budget (although I haven’t acted like it) I perused the cold case for something affordable. I saw $7.99 beef shoulder steaks. Whoa, so cheap! But then I saw the Prime USDA New York Steak and it was over. I got two for just under $40. Yup, pricey, but sooo worth it.
I seasoned the steak with freshly cracked black pepper and kosher salt and seared it up in a combination of olive and butter. When one side got nicely crusted I flipped the steak and continued cooking. The steaks could have been cooked about two minutes less but it was still at a delicious stage although a little past my preferred medium rare state. Well there’s always next time when I’m buying $20 steaks to do it right. But these were so delicious, well seasoned with salt and so crusty. Boy and I wondered why we don’t do this more often. I made a very simple peperonata with lipstick peppers and onions sauteed in olive oil with garlic, marjoram, and red wine vinegar. I forgot the capers but that’s ok – they weren’t missed at all. Thinking about the steak at 9:30 in the morning is making me hungry.