January 26, 2006


We had some good friends over for a little poker and beer a few weeks ago and they brought over some excellent rib steaks that my friend...we'll just call him the 'Doctor' from now on... cooked to perfection using a 2 cast iron skillets and a hot oven.
He slowly carmelized a 1 or 2 pounds of purple onions, yellow and red bell peppers and a ton of garlic in a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. When the veggies were done he turned up the heat, moved the veggies aside and added the steaks....two per skillet....seared them about 3 minutes per side. This was no easy feat considering the size of the meat (we had almost 2 entire steaks leftover) compared to the size of the skillets and the amount of veggies. But then again he is the 'Doctor' and he does know how to operate. After a quick searing he popped them into a hot oven and let them cook for another 15 minutes, smothered them with feta and mozzarella then baked them til the cheese was melted. The best steak I have ever had in my life!
As if the steaks weren't done perfect enough, the onions and peppers were awesome and the cheese was over the top. Not something I would eat on a regular basis...simply to decadent....but ultimately unforgetable.

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