Last year Mike Palacios, a good friend and colleague of mine, became my master and I became his padawan. Under his amazing tutelage I’ve amassed the gear, technology, and taste (Cast Iron Pan, etc.) for melt-in-your-mouth, knee-shaking tender, and sinfully satisfying STEAK. I started out following his broiling technique but eventually settled for grilling with the right sauces, herbs, and of course high quality meat.
To those wondering we usually get our steak from either Santi’s or Deli Master (a new grocery/meat shop along Annapolis).
Steak is definitely pricey but well worth the investment since the real beauty of having steak nights is not actually in the food or wine, but in the company of friends that you keep. We’ve had quite a number of friends over since Mike taught us how to cook steak and some of those steak nights have definitely led to deeper and stronger relationships with family, friends, and even co-workers.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to take pics of all the steak nights but we’ll definitely make it a point to do so moving forward. I should make a Steak Night photo wall here at home, lol.
Anyway, if you want to cook steak at your home for your own steak nights check out the two tutorial videos below. The first one is broiling while the second is the usual way to cook steak.
HOW TO BROIL STEAK
PERFECT STEAK BY JAMIE OLIVER
Mike, I hope your Padawan has done you proud. Bwahahaha!