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2.5 lb Cowboy Ribeye and King Crab Legs. What a birthday! (pic heavy)

My day started early, ended late and was chocked full of awesome the entire time.  After early morning fishing with my youngest, we got home and started prepping for dinner.


First step was to hit up the herb garden to create a paste for the ribeye. I'd seen a recipe online and realized that I had all the ingredients on hand, so I gave it a shot.   I picked some fresh basil, oregano, parsley and rosemary.  I chopped up some fresh garlic, and threw everything into a food processor with some olive oil, season salt and fresh black pepper.  It looked a lot like chimichurri, but had a different, unique flavor.  

After letting the paste sit on the steak for about three hours, we fired up the egg to cook indirect at 325. While it came up to temp, I set the meat on the countertop to come as close to room temp as I could get it.  At 2.5lbs, it didn't warm up too quickly. 

Roasted at 325 for a little over an hour, until it hit an IT of 120.  I pulled the plate setter, and ramped up the temp to 650. I seared it on each side for a little over a minute and then let it rest on a cookie sheet.  According to the Maverick, the temp was at 136 when we cut into it.  I expected to see a little more red for medium/medium rare, but it was delicious. 

We plated it up with some King crab legs, baked potatoes, grilled asparagus, grilled zucchini, and a salad.  The weather even cooperated enough for us to eat outside on the new patio furniture.  After dinner, we watched the youngest play a ball game, and then came home to ice cream cake.  Days don't get much better than that. 


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LBGE since June 2012

Omaha, NE


  • Looks glorious! I love those monster bone-in ribeyes!
  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 755
    Fantastic ... this is what I intend to make this weekend. Thanks for posting and awesome pictures.
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    Nice steak!!  Sounds like you had a great day!

    PS: Somebody put  a"Gator" mug on the table!!

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,703
    nom nom nom nom....
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,496
    Nice Job and Happy Birthday!

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 1,546
    I'm going with NICE!
    Dimondale, Michigan XL BGE
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,014
    Happy Birthday! Great call on the Goose Island 312. I love that stuff.
  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,590
    Wow looks like a great B-day....what more could you ask for!!!

    Happy birthday!!
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 

    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578


    Nice steak!!  Sounds like you had a great day!

    PS: Somebody put  a"Gator" mug on the table!!

    Indeed, that is a Gator cup.  My father in law is visiting from Jacksonville, FL.  He's a huge Seminole fan.  My wife made sure to serve him his beloved sweet tea in a Florida Gators cup.  He drank it...begrudgingly.

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Your wife should really take it easy on her father, FSU had a rough week!  Lost their own college baseball region by being beat by a basketball school, lost their athletic director(fired), and their star football played was arrested for raping a minor...... :((
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578

    I completely agree.  As a Husker fan, I dislike nearly everything about Florida St, Florida, and Miami.  But, I love my FIL.  I feel terrible that he timed his visit to Omaha for the College World Series, and the first day he was here he watched his team lose the super regional on their own field.  Complete bummer.

    He's here for two weeks though.  We'll get some CWS games in, and I'll make sure to feed him well the entire time.  I'll be rooting for Indiana, since my Huskers lost the Big 10 tournament to them.  I doubt he'll join me in embracing the Hoosiers. 

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Happy Birthday Sam... glad you enjoyed your day!
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    We enjoy the college world series every year, always want to go -- never did!!! :((
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 430
    I love those Cowboy ribeyes and yours looks like a great success. Since it is just the wife and I now, one of these works like a charm on the Mini.  The reverse sear is the best way as far as I am concerned.  Great cook and great pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,560
    Nice birthday. 

    I love alaskan king crab legs.  They were my standard birthday dinner for many years.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • Happy birthday, and great cook!

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    Have a happy birthday....What a great meal.  
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 383
    That is how you do it. You are living the good life.  Happy birthday!

    I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.
  • HotwingkingHotwingking Posts: 266
    Now that's a hunk of beef! Looks delicious ;)
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,483
    Happy Birthday Sam!  That would have to be my "last meal" if given the chance to choose it.  Funny thing is I probably won't get the chance to choose because of eating meals like that! ;)
    Tell your FIL I said GO BIG RED!!


    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,127
    Now that's how you spend a birthday!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • AzzardiAzzardi Posts: 56
    That meak looks delicious ! Did you also make the king crab on the BGE? If so can you tell me how you did it ? I have some King Crab waiting here to be thrown on the egg :-)
    New to the Eggworld from Antwerpen - Belgium
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