So, Terry’s daughter Dani, our sometimes Sous Chef and photographer extraordinaire at Burnin’ Love BBQ is getting married in a couple of weeks and the reception meal is going to be one for the gastronomic record-books!
We’ve been cooking up a storm the last few weeks, testing and re-testing (yeah, it’s a tough job) and we’re pretty much dialed in on the meal.
Here is one (of the four) elements of the dinner plate…
Oak Grilled NY Strip Steak
Baguette Toast Points
1 New York Strip Steak, 2 inch thick
Heat oak coals to approximately 450 degrees grill temp
Rub steak (both sides) with salt and pepper and allow to rest at room temp for 1 hour.
Place the steak directly over oak coals for 5 minutes. Flip the steak over for another 5 minutes of direct heat.
Remove the steak from direct heat and place it in indirect heat for 4 minutes.
Flip the steak over for another 4 minutes of indirect heat.
IMPORTANT: Allow steaks to rest off heat, covered loosely in foil for at least 5 minutes before serving or slicing.
Once rested, slice 1/4 inch thick on a bias, against the grain. Place 1-2 slices on toast points, top with a dollop of Horseradish Crema, and serve immediately.
1/2 C Crema (Mexican sour cream)
2 Tbs prepared horseradish (Beaver brand)
1/2 t black pepper
Combine all ingredients and chill.
These toast points are a versatile base for all kinds of hors d’oeuvres. You can make the toast points in advance (see make-ahead tip, below) but don’t assemble the hors d’oeuvres until about 30 minutes before serving, or else the bread will get soggy. Yields 16 toast points.
8 slices French baguette, cut on bias (1/2 inch thick)
1 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Adjust an oven rack to 6 inches from the broiler and turn the broiler on to high.
Set the bread on a baking sheet, brush one side with the melted butter, and season with salt and pepper. Toast the bread until it’s golden brown and crisp on top, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Flip and cook the other side until golden, about 1 minute. While the bread is still hot, slice diagonally. Let cool slightly.
Serves 4 as an appetizer or tapas, serves 2 as an entree.