Having a huge steak is quite a rarity in our house. We’re both carnivors and definitely eat our share of beef, but big ol’ slabs of beef do not often make it to the table. It’s expensive to get the good cuts for one, and… well, I usually like to know where my food comes from. I’m funny that way…

So… off on my weekly shopping trek, I came across a couple of porterhouse steaks that looked fantastic, and priced just right. (Okay, they weren’t that cheap, but I didn’t have to take out a second mortgage to buy them…) Grass fed, no hormones… They fit the criteria.

No idea yet what to do, but it was definitely going to involve open flame. These guys were screaming for the grill!

It didn’t matter that by the time I got home the weather had turned from 84 degrees and sunny to cloudy, windy, and thunderstorms. The grill is in a covered area – I can (and do!) grill in a snowstorm. So… I lit the fire and got ready!

A good steak needs a minimum of enhancement, so all I did was add a bit of salt, pepper and a rub of fresh garlic – just a tad. I let them sit for a moment while figuring out what to serve with them…

A couple of red potatoes and some shallots, a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper were all it took. We have some great fresh herbs growing in the garden, but I think I mentioned thunderstorms. It was pouring rain – Biblical Rain. I wasn’t going to get totally soaked for a few sprigs of rosemary. Simplicity.

Onto the grill they went.

Another thing we had were several long Italian peppers. I’ve been on an Italian pepper kick for a while – I love ’em. So… I cut off the top, cut out the membrane and seeds, and keeping bthem whole, stufffed them with Roquefort cheese. These, too, went on the grill, keeping the top slightly raised to keep the bubbling cheese from spilling out.

Dinner took about 20 minutes from start to finish. And even less time to eat. I sliced the pepper on top of the steak so the cheese would pool on the rare meat. It was heaven!

Needless to say, neither of us finished those huge steaks. Cybil got a nice after dinner treat.