Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ribeye Steak & Salish Alderwood Seasalt

Grilled Ribeye!
Rubbed with Salish Northeast Alderwood Sea Salt
and Cilantro Garlic Balsamic Vinegar

Grilled Steak - Alderwood Sea Salt

We took a quick 4 day weekend trip to San Antonio and spent a little time on the wonderful Riverwalk.  We really love to stay at the Westin Riverwalk and sit outside and sip on coffee while looking at the beautiful landscaping.  In the distance you can hear a small waterfall as you watch the early morning joggers do their thing.  It's people watching and relaxation at its finest and I love it!

So we head out shopping before it gets too hot and make our way to the Alamo area.  This is a thriving hotspot for shopping and entertainment.  It's almost strange to see a national treasure that was once in a vast dessert and under siege by Santa Anna and his Army, now in a hustling and bustling high traffic area surrounded by modern technology.

So anyway, there are some awesome trendy little shops all along the area as well as some great restaurants and that's where we settled in on this beautiful Saturday.  One little nugget of a store caught my eye.  The Sign said Alamo Olive Oil Company.  Hmmm.  Sounds interesting...I open the door and I just about started to hyperventilate!  It's wall to wall gourmet Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, seasonings and rubs.  OMG!  It was very well laid out and full of class.  Two young gentlemen that worked their kindly greeted us and made us feel very welcome. 

We were able to taste each and every bottle of each and everything that they offered.  Yes, I was drinking olive oil and balsamic vinegar...Now of course if you have a food blog, the wheels are going to start turning and mine certainly did.  I decided on a Cilantro and Garlic Balsamic Vinegar, some Salish Northwest Alderwood Sea Salt, and some spicy Garlic sprinkle.  I couldn't wait to get home and cook something with it.  We got home early enough Sunday afternoon for me to do just that.

I pulled out a Prime cut Ribeye and lit the grill.


I rubbed about 1/2 table spoon of the Cilantro Garlic Balsamic Vinegar all over one side of the steak and gently pressed it into the meat.  Try not to flatten the steak though, gently press. 

I then took 1 table spoon of the Salish Northwest Alderwood Sea Salt (this has a great smoky smell and flavor) and sprinkled it all over the same side of the stake as the Balsamic Vinegar and gently rubbed and pressed it into the meat.

I cooked it about 4 minutes on each side starting with the seasoned side face down.  Stay near by incase you get a flare up.

This should be medium rare-ish.  If you like it cooked more, remove it from the direct heat and set it on the side of the grill for a few minutes on each side or until its the desired doneness.

For the side I sliced about 4 red potatoes about 1/4 thin and boiled for about 4 minutes.  Preheat the oven to 400 degree.  I put the potatoes in an oven safe dish and spread them out.  Drizzle olive oil (non flavored) and mix them well.  Add about 1 tea spoon of rosemary (dried or fresh) all over the potatoes.  Add 1 tea spoon of Oregano and coat well.  Then add salt and pepper.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until slightly crisp and completely done. 

This will make a puppy pull a freight train!  If you would like to contact the Alamo Olive Oil Company the number is below.  Tell them Scotty B sent you...doesn't hurt right?  This stuff will make a great gift for those in your family that like to cook.  Yes, they will gladly ship.