Friday, January 20, 2012

Cherry Marinated Bone-in Ribeyes

Cherry Marinated Bone-in Ribeyes
with Corn Salsa
Starting with 2-4 Bone-In Ribeyes or Beef Tenderloins (Missouri Legacy Beef - Free Range)  this recipe calls for a simple marinade that serves to infuse your beef with the tartness of cherries.  When grilling the beef the marinade will result in a thin crusty glaze.  This recipe is fantastic with seasoned mashed polenta. 



Marinade Ingredients
§  2-4 each - 1 ½” Bone-In Ribeyes or Beef Tenderloin steaks (Organic)
§  12 oz. Can – Frozen Cherry-Apple Concentrate, thawed
§  ½ Cup – Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
§  1 Tbsp. – Fresh Ground Peppercorns
§  2 Cloves – Minced Fresh Garlic











Corn Salsa Ingredients
§  1 Cup  – Frozen Whole Kernel Corn, thawed
§  1/3 Cup – Finely Chopped Red Bell Pepper
§  1/3 Cup – Finely Chopped Green Bell Pepper
§  ¼ Cup – Fresh Chopped Red Sweet Onion
§  1 Tbsp. – Fresh Cilantro
§  1 ½ Tsp. – Lime Juice (half for concentrate)
§  ¼ Tsp. – Fresh Ground Sea Salt
§  1/8 Tsp. – Fresh Ground Peppercorns


Preparation and Cooking
1.    Trim excess fat from steaks and place in a large freezer bag.
2.    In a medium size bowl, stir the juice concentrate, EVOO, pepper and garlic.  Pour into bag over meat, seal and rotate to coat meat well and place in refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
3.    Fire up your Big Green Egg to T-Rex (full-flame) and remove Beef from refrigerator.  Drain off and discard marinade
4.    Cooking method 1: Toss those steaks on the grill for 2-3 minutes per side (to taste but NEVER more than Medium – Medium-Rare).  You will likely not get a glaze finish with this method.
5.    Cooking method 2 (recommended): Cook indirect on your grid with a drip pan for 30-40 minutes.  Turn after 20 minutes.  Serve with the Corn Salsa.
6.     Corn Salsa: In a medium size bowl combine the corn, red and green peppers, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper and mix.  Let stand at room temperature.  If made ahead of time the salsa should be refrigerated for 24 hours and removed 1 hour prior to serving at room temperature.