My boyfriend had a birthday recently. To celebrate the day, we grilled steaks, baked potatoes, tossed a crisp, fresh salad and steamed some green beans (before we got to the chocolate-on-chocolate cookie cake, that is.)
I went to Brookshire’s and got ribeyes for me and my boyfriend. (I couldn’t even eat half of mine because they were so huge and delicious.) However, my boys are really picky about steak (this makes me question their parentage) and don’t like ribeye because of the marbling. A sirloin is “too chewy” for them, so I ended up getting a New York strip. Not only is it tender but it’s also flavorful, and my boyfriend works magic on the grill. I promised them the steak would be as tender as a maiden’s heart, as Celebrity Chef David Wade used to say.
When it came almost time to eat, my boys asked if they could have their steak on a sandwich.
Are you kidding me? Steak is delicious plain.
Apparently, steak is also delicious on a sandwich.
I had soft, chewy pretzel rolls in the pantry and some sharp cheddar in the refrigerator, so when the New York strip came off the grill all crusty and juicy, I let it rest. Then, I sliced it into thin slivers across the grain and laid it on the bread.
The boys loved it. They even picked the steak off the bread and ate it just as it was meant to be eaten.
So, whether you eat it on a sandwich or as a steak, the New York strip, on sale at Brookshire’s this week, is a great choice.