I don't even know where to begin with this post. I have such an incredible love for red meat that this may start to go off on a meat-loving tangent, so bear with me.
I grew up eating steak and red meat from a very young age. In my family we ordered and ate steak "black and blue" which is actually more rare than "rare". My mom had her classic line to waiters in steakhouses:
"Turn the oven on to 400 degrees, take the steak out of the fridge and put it on a plate, take a picture of the oven, show the picture to my steak, and then bring me the steak"
No kidding, we like it THAT rare. Needless to say, I adapted this mentality and am disgusted by any red meat cooked over a rare point.
My mom and I would even pick at the raw ground beef when we were making hamburgers (I guess this is kind of like a ghetto tare tare...) and how I am still alive because of this is still a mystery.
But anyways, enough about my obsession with raw cow.
My favorite Steakhouse of all time, is Peter Lugar's Steakhouse. I grew up going there for special occasions and loved every aspect of it. Not only was their steak to die for, but also the side dishes of Creamed Spinach and German Potatoes were incredible. Every year I was asked where I wanted to celebrate my birthday, and I ALWAYS said "PL's" (that's what we call it on the in-crowd.....kidding....sort of...)
We'd always order PL's Porterhouse Steak, done black and blue. The steak comes out still cooking on the plate they serve it to you in, so my mom and I would quickly grab the meat off the plate for fear it may cook to a rare or even worse, medium rare (ugh!) The meat is slathered in this incredible butter sauce, and literally melts in your mouth. I mean, I don't know where M&M's coined that catchphrase, but PL's steak is really the embodiment of "melt in your mouth". And side note: don’t M&M’s ALWAYS melt in your hand??!!! The irony!!!…..but I digress….
So now, after this meat-lover ramble, I give to you, Peter Lugar's Style Porterhouse. The process by which I cooked this steak is exactly how they do it at PL's. And if you've never had the experience of eating at PL's - you have even more reason to try this steak and fall in love with the world's greatest steakhouse and the best steak cooking method.
Let's first just admire the beauty of this incredible piece of meat. *drools*
Steakhouse Style Porterhouse
Porterhouse Steak cooked the same way your favorite steakhouse makes it!