While we enjoyed the steak tartare and the salad very much, the highlight (and greatest expense) for the meal was the bison rib-eye steaks. While most of these items are something we would not enjoy day-to-day, the bison is something we will likely not buy again until another large occasion.
This was our first time trying bison. We tried the rib-eye steaks at the butcher’s recommendation. Apparently bison is one of those meats that dries out quickly and becomes tough if you over-cook it. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous cooking this and it came out a bit underdone. I was aiming for medium-rare, as per the recommendation, but it came out rare. It was still delicious. I was relieved that I didn’t ruin these steaks!
We kept the steaks simple. Because it was our first time trying bison, we wanted the flavour of the meat to be distinct, not covered up with a heavy sauce or too many spices.
Bison Rib-Eye Steaks
- 2 bison rib-eye steaks – approximate cost $27.00
- 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil – approximate cost $0.10
- 1 teaspoon sea salt – approximate cost $0.05
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper – approximate cost $0.05
- Season the bison steaks with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Heat the grapeseed oil in a heavy frying pan over medium heat.
- Sear the bison on each side so the meat begins to brown.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Cook the steak for about 3 minute.
- Flip and continue to cook for another 3 or so minutes (or until the meat reaches the desired done-ness).
- Allow the meat to rest on a warm plate for approximate half of the total cooking time.
- Serve and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings (approximate cost: $13.60 per serving).
Wednesday Link Parties
- What’s Cooking Wednesday(hosted by The King’s Court IV, Turning The Clock Back, and Confessions of an Overworked Mom)
- Whole Foods Wednesday (hosted by Katie from This Chick Cooks)
- Cast Party Wednesday (hosted by Lady Behind the Curtain)
- Fresh Foods Wednesday (hosted by Kristy from Gastronomical Sovereignty)
- Allergy Free Wednesdays (hosted by Gluten Free Pantry, Real Food Allergy Free, The Tasty Alternative, Tessa The Domestic Diva, The Willing Cook, Gluten Freely Frugal, and Whole New Mom
- Whatcha’ Whipped Up Wednesday (hosted by DJ’s Sugar Shack)
- Wednesday Whatsits (hosted by White Lights on Wednesday)