Aaaand unfortunately I didn't get the opportunity to attend this annual tend day festival the year, but I can still celebrate it in my own way!
Alberta beef is one of this provinces famous exports and is highlighted during the Stampede. Sometimes I wonder though if the better cuts are sold around the world as a "tourism" type option, and the remainder is sold back at home. The best cuts DO probably go to the places that will pay for them!
Luckily, I can visit my own little local butcher shoppe (The Creative Cleaver) here in Lethbridge! It has some great delicious choices that are all local (except for the salmon and tuna brought in from BC) and I like to take advantage of the great choices!
This is a rambling post. I just managed to get back into the groove of writing so I'm a little off. My fingers can't fly as fast as they were used to!
I'm just out of practice, I know!
Maybe I should just focus on the food! Because we are moving out, the kitchen supplies have been dwindled down to the bare minimum. Picking up a steak on the way home makes life so much easier. Except for the rain. That does make things a bit more difficult.
I think the best part about this hot and stuffy summer days is the torrential thundershowers that roll in at night. Then the whole outside smells of beautiful warm rain and everything cools down in the heats. It's one of my favourite moments! Getting a steak done while dark clouds hover on the perimeter makes cooking a little stressful, but the final result is totally worth it!
I love steak just on its own usually, but adding a little flavour to the whole mixture goes a long way. This particular flavour is one of my new favourites! What do you think? Is there a particular way that you like your steak to taste? You will definitely have to give mine a try!
Ribeye Steak - 4
Balsamic Vinegar - 1 cup
Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup
Maple Syrup - 1/4 cup
Tabasco Sauce - a few healthy dashes
Rosemary - 2 tbsps
Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
Bay Leaf - 1
Salt and Pepper - to taste
Whisk the whole mixture together and place in a large flat dish. Marinate the steaks for at least an hour, although overnight is preferable. Cook to the desired tenderness and enjoy!