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Offline TXCraig1

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Garlic Schmear
« on: August 11, 2012, 09:21:53 PM »
When we cook steak, our favorite way to finish it is with a "garlic schmear."

Instead of rubbing the steak with garlic before grilling, when it will burn, we make a garlic-salt paste and schmear it on after the steak is grilled and then let it "melt" in.

We smash the garlic with the side of a chef's knife, sprinkle with kosher salt, and then use the side of the knife to grind the garlic into a pulp. The kosher salt works like sandpaper on the garlic.

Rub the garlic salt paste on the grilled steak a couple minutes before serving, and it is incredible. It's also great anywhere else you use garlic as it really gets the flavor out.

CL
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Re: Garlic Schmear
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 08:45:29 AM »
Craig,

I am trying the schmear for tonight's steak...thanks!

Adam

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Re: Garlic Schmear
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 09:57:16 AM »
Craig, I did the Schmear!  Thanks, it really added a lot of zing.

Instead of rubbing it on top of the steak, I put down a layer on the plate, then dropped the steak on top of that. As the steak cooled and juiced, the au jus mixed with the schmear, and stayed captive under the steak, holding all the flavor right where it would do the most good.  Also, it didn't get into the other stuff on the plate  :)

Think I'll try the same idea next time I plank some fish - schmear layer on cedar, fish, then lemon / lime zest bits & dressing after cooking.
I'd rather eat one good meal a day than 3 squares of garbage.

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Re: Garlic Schmear
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 10:05:35 AM »
WOW! Those Ribeyes look AMAZING!  :o

Offline TXCraig1

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Re: Garlic Schmear
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 11:44:22 AM »
WOW! Those Ribeyes look AMAZING!  :o

Thank you. My 10 year old cooked them. I'll pass along your complements.

CL
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Re: Garlic Schmear
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 11:45:04 AM »
Pizza is not bread.


 

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