Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Night of the Carnivore...


I have to admire my friend Tanya. As some of you may know, she is a vegetarian....a vegetarian that loves meat. However, she gave up the fabulous flesh for her belief in the right of every animal to not become someone's meal.... I could never have her fortitude. I am carnivorous in nature and unwilling to change my ways...

I was craving a big juicy steak and nothing could steer me off course. I 'm partial to New York Strips and Rib Eyes marbled to perfection, thus flavoring the meat throughout. I love everything about meat. The smell when you unwrap it from the butcher paper and the anticipation of how I will prepare it. Keep in mind, I am a purist and generally never dabble in the various sauces... So, I keep it simple....fruity olive oil, lemon zest, fresh garlic and herbs, coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper. I massage the ingredients in and allow the meat to come to room temperature. It is a ritual that I have come to respect. I am blessed to live in California where I can barbecue most evenings. And this would not be an exception. The other items on the menu would be grilled asparagus, a kick-ass Cabernet from the Stag's Leap District of the Napa Valley and for dessert, imported chocolate and port.



And after the last of the port and chocolate were consumed, I started planning my next carnivorous meal....veal chops. And with visions of veal chops buzzing around in my head, I reached for my inspiration, the latest issue of Food & Wine....

7 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

With your admission of being a carnivore, and your description of good steaks-well, I for one admit to being more than a little aroused....
P.S. Fight for some lamb on Easter!

doggybloggy said...

hey what about me..did you forget that I wanted to eat too?

Tanya Kristine said...

veal? VEAL???

you're a horrid woman...HORRID!

course that steak looks devine...as does the wine & chocolate. youknow how to live.

pinknest said...

PERFECTION!!! looks gorgeous gorgeous.

Michelle Ann said...

Buffalo-glad I could make your day...so to speak! By the way, I lost out on the lamb in favor of Prime Rib.. BORING!

Doggy-We wished all of you lived close by...that would be one fun dinner party!

Tanya-please forgive me for eating cute animals...Ever see American Werewolf in London?? My craving for meat is sooo like that movie.

Pink-yes, it was a perfect, gorgeous meal and like all I addictions, I need another fix.

KleoPatra said...

i love the asparagus!!

Michelle Ann said...

Kleo-I know you are a vegan...just pretend that the steak next to the asparagus is grilled portabella mushrooms. YUM!!