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Saturday Night Birthday Ribeye.....

Saturday was one more trip around the Sun for me so I celebrated with a Prime Ribeye. Here is what I did:

1. Go to local grocery store (H-E-B here in Texas) and purchase a Prime bonless ribeye and a Prime NY Strip for the wife.
2. Salt liberally with coarse ground sea salt. Both sides and the edges. Let the salt tenderize for an hour in the fridge.
3. Rinse off salt with room temp water. Pat dry with paper towel. 
4. Bathe in Worcestershire. Some folks say meat and fire is all they need and I respect their preference. I prefer mine with this added layer of flavor. I also drizzle on some EVOO. 
5 Get the egg roaring with lump and Oak chips. I brought it up to 650. Before I did that, I scrubbed the grates while they were nice and hot (I have a brush with water reservoir that steams up when in use)
6. Sprinkle with some Salt Lick Garlic Spice rub and place steaks on. I left the bottom open about an inch so the flames wouldn't char the meat too bad. Top was wide open. I ran these at about 550. 
7. 2 minutes and turn. 2 minutes and flip. 2 minutes and turn. I pulled the NY strip earlier because it wasn't as thick as the ribeye. I left the ribeye on a little longer because it was dang near an inch and a half thick.
8. Pull steaks. Place pats of butter with powdered garlic on top. Cover with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
9. Eat like a King.

I know there are a lot of different ways to do this but I have found this way really matches my taste buds. :-) I ate steaks at some of the top steakhouses in Chicago last week and this one was better (in my opinion.) paired with a twice baked potato, Crab Claws, and steamed green beans with almond slivers. Can't wait until next year. lol 
Big Green Egg Owner since 2012
Fort Worth ,Texas


  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 4,630
    Holy mackerel !!!!!!! That is pure magic. Congrats on a great feast and Happy Birthday..
    Greensboro North Carolina
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 9,993
    Happy Birthday....and beautiful plate of food there.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

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  • da87da87 Posts: 638
    Happy birthday and a beautiful meal - great job!
    Wayne, PA
    LBGE, Weber Kettle (gifted to my sister), Weber Gasser

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  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 3,783
    Now that is a birthday meal.  Great job!
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,123
    Everything on that plate looks AMAZING!  Congratulations, and happy birthday!
  • SmokingPineySmokingPiney Posts: 2,282
    edited August 2016
    Now THAT is an awesome birthday plate! Happy Birthday!
    South Jersey Pine Barrens. XL BGE , Assassin 24, Weber Kettle, CharBroil gasser, AMNPS 
  • Great! Happy Birthday!

    NW IA

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  • Dawgs8033Dawgs8033 Posts: 111
    Great looking steak happy birthday!
    LGBE, SBGE,Blackstone,Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,457
    Pretty plate brother!  Looks great!
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • EggarooEggaroo Posts: 411
    Happy Birthday! Nothing like treating yourself on your birthday. I agree about restaurant steaks... I just quit ordering them out because I am always disappointed compared to what I can do myself.
    Greenwood, IN | XL BGE | Weber Genesis | Blackstone 28 | bunch of accessories  =)
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,005
    Awesome plate of food bro, great job!



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  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 414
    my birthday was last week but I assure you we had nothing that looked like your deal....that's a nice sight to look at!!!  I would pay for that plate of food....GREAT COOK!!

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    You sure know how to celebrate. Mine is coming up in 11 days and I am going to follow in your footsteps (except no crab claws). Happy Birthday!
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • GregWGregW Posts: 1,719
    Looks awesome. I wish I had a HEB store.
    Birmingham, AL
  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,405
    Happy birthday! Awesome steak, not surprised you liked it better than a  restaurant steak  ;)
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