That's right, this blog begins with Sharpies.
After all, that's what pops into my head when I think of Father's Day.
As a kid, I couldn't fathom any better gift for my dad than a nice new pack of Sharpies. Christmas? Birthday? Father's Day? Sharpies were perfect for every occasion.
Why, you ask?
You got me.
I guess he's lucky I didn't choose something even more random -- maybe some Band-Aids or shoelaces?
Anyway, those days are long gone, and he'll just have to settle for my newfound culinary chops. I know, unfortunate.
On Father's Day, I think I'll go with a nice grilled steak for Dad. Only problem? I don't have a grill. Luckily, I've learned some basic grilling tips that work really well indoors. Now I can fake an outdoor barbecue anytime.
Adapted from The International Culinary Center
- Steak (cut of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Need: Grill pan
1. Get your grill pan smoking hot. Brush and wipe the pan with an oiled cloth.
2. Season the steak on both sides and put on grill facing "10:00" (so steak is diagonally across grill). Do not move the steak. For a 2-inch steak, rotate to "2:00" on your grill after 2 minutes. NOTE: The time spent on the grill will vary depending on how thick your steak is.
3. After 2 minutes more (total 4 minutes on one side), repeat on the other side. For thicker steaks: remove from grill and cook in a 350F oven until steak reaches desired temperature.
4. Allow your steak to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Suggestion: Top withfor an extra kick.
Note: If you don't have a grill pan, a saute pan works fine. Just skip the "10:00" and "2:00" step.