My husband and I decided we were going to make an epic meal this past Valentine's Day. I teased you in the last post talking about a 38 ounce ribeye....and the time has come to post pics (or it didn't happen, right?).
I would like to mention really quick I got him an awesome apron from Medium Rare Chef Apparel. It is great quality, good looking, and has a pocket for your iPhone! So legit.
We got this cut of meat from Butchery Fresh. They're based out of Kentucky and work with farms that provide fresh, all-natural, sustainably raised, hormone free meats. We love ribeye steaks so we decided to give this showstopper a try!
WOAH! What up, homeboy!? How impressive is that steak? Here's a description from the website:
This large bone-in ribeye steak is a customer favorite due to its impressive stature, rich marbling and delicious flavor. Perfect for anyone that loves premium meats and bone-in steaks like a T-Bone or Porterhouse, the Tomahawk is Premium Black Angus from Creekstone Farms and brings that same, rich meaty flavor you can only get from well-marbled meats cooked on the bone.
....and it did feed 2 people, alright! With leftovers, no doubt!
We used this Ancho Espresso Rub from Lane's BBQ to season this beast. The rub consists of Brown Sugar, Espresso, Ancho Chili Powder, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic, Cayenne, Coriander. Oh my! We love using the Lane's BBQ rubs because they are great quality and the people who own the company always send a hand written letter of thanks to us.
We smoked the ribeye on our Traeger grill for an hour at 180 degrees. Then it was reverse seared it till the internal temperature was about 130 degrees. We let it rest for 10 minutes on the cutting board before slicing.
The flavor was OUT OF THIS WORLD. Sweet, savory, melt in your mouth GOODNESS. The crust was very flavorful from the rub which led to the smoke layer then into the delicious, juicy meat. Talk about an explosion of flavor in your mouth!
And now for our featured pairing....Blackberry Farm Abbey Series Quad!
A dark and robust Belgian Abbey style Quadrupel with notes of darkfruit, reminiscent of cherries or strawberries, and a rich maltiness.
Pouring a deep brown color and clocking in at 10% abv, this full-bodied Belgian style beer is dry and robust with notes of toffee, nuts, figs and raisins to greet you on the palate while finishing nice and crisp. An excellent representation of the style!
JACKALOPE BREWING CO.
SEVEN CITIES PILSNER
An unfiltered lager clocking in at 5% abv, this beer is clean and light with a touch of malt sweetness. Floral and crisp German hops provide aroma and bitterness to give the beer giving it some zip and a clean finish.
Try this brew if you want a light but flavorful option!
EAST NASHVILLE BEER WORKS MIRO MIEL
A 5.1% abv blonde ale that is brewed with honey from right down the street from their brewery, this beer boasts enough malty mouth-filling flavor to be refreshing without the sweetness. Aromas of honey on the nose invite you to take sip after sip. A light but flavorful malt profile leads into a crisp finish from the addition of Mount Hood & Saaz hops.
Pair this beer with: Whipped Feta Dip
BEARDED IRIS HOMESTYLE
This beer is getting toward the upper end of my Super Bowl beers clocking in at 6% abv, but it is so lush, mouth-filling and delicious that it should be savored (although it's hard to not just gulp it down like juice!). Homestyle is an unfiltered Oatmeal IPA. The oats add to the mouthfeel giving it a creamy viscosity. This beer is juicy, juicy, juicy! Loads of citrus and clementine on the aroma and palate make this beer extra crushable.
Pair this beer with: Southwest Cheesecake
EMBRACE THE FUNK
FOEDER BEER 2
If you're a sour beer fan like me, you'll love this wild ale that spent some time in foeders at Yazoo Brewing Company. At 5.9% abv, this beer is funky, tart and juicy with notes of tropical fruit and melon with subtle notes of wood. Racy acidity makes it crisp and refreshing!
Pair this beer with: Hot Crab Dip
BLACKSTONE OATMEAL STOUT
This beer is another one that's at the upper end of the spectrum at 6.3% abv but is a nice, smooth option for someone who wants it dark but not heavy! The addition of oats provides a creamy mouthfeel along with a grain bill that adds notes of roasted malts & bittersweet chocolate while maintaining a medium-light body.
Pair this beer with: Slow Cooker Little Smokies
Super Bowl is one of my favorite food holidays!
Give me all the appetizers.
I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!
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