Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NY Strips with Goat Cheese, Meyer Lemon-Honey Mustard and Watercress

I have never been a big fan of Bobby Flay and have in fact been known to talk down about him for no good reason.  Recently he went and did something and completely redeemed himself in my mind.  Of course he went and got his 27th Food Network show (not a fact) called Bobby Flays Barbecue Addiction but in this show he decided to use the Big Green Egg as his smoker of choice.  For this reason I now DVR the show and saw him do this recipe and I had to try it.  We followed the recipe closely except I cooked the steaks the way I wanted and used the NY strips I had instead of ribeyes.  The recipe is here.

MBH made the goat cheese mixture and the honey mustard dressing.  I soaked the strips in a hot water bath for about 10 minutes then coated lightly with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

Ready for olive oil, salt and pepper.

Goat cheese mixture.
(MBH made just enough for our two steaks)

I cooked the steaks at 600º direct in the middle of the grill for 2 minutes on each side then moved them to the outside edge of the grate where it was cooler and let them cook for another 3 minutes.  I pulled them off and let them rest for a few minutes.

MBH added the goat cheese spread and placed the watercress on top.  She drizzled the steaks with the honey mustard dressing and we served them.  The steaks were delicious.  The combination of all of the ingredients was perfect, a little sweet with the savory. I have had a desire to put the goat cheese spread, watercress, and honey mustard dressing on every steak I've eaten since. I will be doing this again.

Adding the Meyer lemon honey mustard.

Plated with salad, asain slaw, and green beans.

Mouth-watering cross section.