Calling all Ribeye Steak Lovers!
One of my absolute favorite steaks, to eat, is the Ribeye Steak. But I can’t tell you how many times I have found myself at a barbecue with the host or “chef” that didn’t know how to grill as much as he was boasting. It’s always a shame too, because usually there are so many people on the side lines just salivating, waiting for the food that has been filling the air with that marinated smokey smell. Mmm, I can almost smell it now!
Grilling Ribeye Steak Time and Temp
A few months back I posted about cooking time and temperatures for a Ribeye Steak. Okay, not just Ribeye’s, Steaks in general. As you may or may not know, it all comes down to the size and thickness of your steak. Of coarse that sounds like common sense but sometimes, like anything, it’s often ignored. Anyway, I’ve got a chart that demonstrates the cooking time and temperatures you should by referencing the next time you’re throwing down on the grill.
Ribeye Steak Ingredients:
1 tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste (generously on both sides)
Most Cooking times are based on using High heat to bring your steak to your desired inner temperature; rare, medium rare, medium and well done. For this Ribeye Steak recipe, or any steak, just follow the chart for thickness, time and temperatures.
The Best King Crab Legs
The thing about King Crab Legs, or any crab legs for that matter, is that they are already cooked when you buy them. I know, Shocker, right? So all we need to do is reheat them and you just need to choose the method you’d like to prepare them. Steaming is an easy way if you have a big enough pot that can be covered with a lid. A few inches of boiling water in the bottom will get them done in about 4 minutes. Just make sure that you get the water to a rolling boil before you actually add the King Crab Legs. Most people don’t realize that you can actually cheat and take it a step further; you can usually have them steamed at the place of purchase when you are buying them. Of course this means you need to be picking them up at meal time but if you’re waiting on the oven for bake potatoes, a quick trip to the grocery is perfect for that waiting time; just a suggestion.
Be Careful Grilling King Crab Legs
Grilling King Crab Legs leaves people oohing and awing every time you flip open the lid, but you need to be very careful not to dry them out. Even though you tend to gain the Smokey flavor of the grill, you lose the natural flavors of the crab meat. Remember this is just a reheat anyway so you don’t want them on the grill for too long. 10 minutes on low with the lid down, tops!
The oven will have a similar effect that grilling does if you don’t cover up the Crab Legs. It will dry them out, and you will lose flavor. The way I show you how to cook them in this tutorial is on a broiler pan covered with tin foil. The reason I do it this way is because you get the best of both worlds. By adding a half cup of water to the pan you get the steaming effect with convection as the heat rises from underneath the King Crab Legs, then the heat reflects off the foil, cooking the top. It’s win-win.
You can do a reheat in the microwave, but I don’t recommend it. In fact I don’t recommend that any meat go in the microwave for a reheat, EVER! I’ll get into that at later time.
King Crab Legs and Santolla Reds
Now, the crab legs that I’m introducing are not your traditional King Crab Legs. These are called Santolla Reds. The reason I’m using these instead of the other is they are practically the same thing. First off, they are almost exactly the same size; same look and everything that way. The only difference that I’ve noticed is they are a little bit saltier, so I just use unsalted butter. Second, it’s about the cost. I wouldn’t be living up to my reputation as the Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen showing you recipes at “A Low Budget Wonder”, if I was showing off recipes that aren’t affordable. Santolla Reds, if you can find them, are usually at least half the price of regular King Crab Legs. I can pick them up at Smith’s right now, for $6.99 a pound, and that’s year ‘round! Try getting more than a pound and a half of king crab legs at any restaurant these days for under $26 bucks! It’s worth doing it at home, and worth knowing a few tricks to cooking King Crab Legs and other gourmet meals at a low budget wonder.
Cooking Time and Temperature
Did you know that steaks are cooked at High temperatures? A 1 inch Rybeye for example like this one only takes 5 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the second to achieve a perfect Medium Rare! Just don’t forget to add that Salt and Pepper before you Grill! Here is a Time and Temperature chart to help you on your way. Just click the image so it’s legible.