While going meatless or reducing your intake of meat has countless benefits for your health and the environment, there’s something to be said about enjoying a big, juicy hunk of beef every now and then. Since I started living on my own and cooking for myself, I’ve never made steak for myself, but not just because of the health reasons. Mainly, I associate steak with grilling and since I am grilling-challenged I tend to stay away from it.
This weekend, Marc told me he set out a couple of Omaha steaks to grill later that night for dinner. If you’re not familiar with Omaha Steaks, they are sold nationwide and as far as steak goes, they’re pretty much as good as it gets, so I decided I wanted to make something special to marinate them in. You see, I am notorious for dipping my meat (and anything else I find suitable) in ketchup (I know! It’s just so good…) and I didn’t want to offend Marc by dipping the perfectly grilled steak into a lousy condiment. I turned to my growing herb garden for inspiration, and ended up with a super flavorful marinade. I threw in some goat cheese for good measure, but you could also use cream cheese, ricotta cheese, or just omit the cheese and increase the olive oil by a tbsp if you want. The main idea for this marinade is all of the herbs, garlic, salt, and juicy hunks of steak. Make sure you save some of the marinade for topping the steaks once they are cooked…that part is crucial!