It's the middle of January and my garden is looking pretty pitiful. I've got a rosemary bush that's in desperate need of pruning, a patch of oregano that's trying to take over an entire level of the garden and a thyme plant that's growing out of control. I love having winter herbs but I tend to neglect my garden in the winter - until I need some herbs. I also miss the days when I could go out to the garden and bring in bountiful bunches of fresh basil, parsley and mint to use in my recipes.
It seems like Spring is a long way away but the truth is, I could actually start growing new herbs in just a few short weeks. In the meantime, I'll stick to flavoring my recipes with my hearty winter herbs: rosemary, oregano and thyme.
My family loves a great grilled steak but on a cold and blustery January day, the last thing I want to do is to bundle up and go outside to fire up my Big Green Egg. I won't let my wimpy cold weather issues stop me from making a steak dinner in January though. This juicy skillet steak with garlic and winter herbs was exactly what my meat loving family was craving this month.
Skillet Steak with Garlic and Herbs
20 ounce bone in rib eye
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, quartered
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Top with thyme and rosemary sprig and baste with pan juices. Let rest 5 minutes.
Temperatures are expected to be very cold this weekend so it will be cold weather comfort food for me all weekend. Bowls of nice hot soup, freshly baked rolls, giant portions of pasta and steaming mugs of hot chocolate are in order. What is your favorite cold weather comfort food?
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