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The Butcher's Market Has What You Need for Summer Grilling

Let's Go Outside and Cook

As soon as you pull up into the parking lot at the Butcher's Market off Rea Road and take a look at the very unique building, you know there is something special about this place. It has a welcoming feel that reminds you of a traditional meat market you'd find in a small but sophisticated community.  

When you walk in, you're greeted by friendly staff, wood chips and bags of flavored charcoal dispensed and stacked immediately to your left. You immediately decide to pick up a few for grilling today and again soon.  As you move further down toward the refrigerated meat cases, you are tempted by the variety of poultry, meats and seafood you see. You'll want to try everything, but stay focused and pace yourself. The Butcher's Market will have even more fresh meats and foods tomorrow.  No matter your menu's details for today, it's nice to know you've found a great place to satisfy your culinary desires for a long time to come. On this day, you're here to pick up the ideal steaks for grilling out with your family and friends.

You choose ribeye steaks, but before you leave the store, you'll notice it has everything else you need to serve a great gourmet meal.  Check out all the seasonings and marinades to add a special touch to your dishes. You'll also find vegetables, side dishes, breads, fine wines, specialty beers and desserts from some of the finest bakers and providers in the area. You'll also see much more that you'll want to pick up for days ahead or on your return trip including frozen pre-prepared meals to go.  

Back to your mission at hand, you can return home knowing that you've found the perfect items you need including your ribeye steaks from your new friends at The Butcher's Market.

Here is what you need to know about grilling ribeye steaks. Grilling a ribeye steak is an art that results in a mouthwatering culinary experience.  The process begins with selecting a high-quality ribeye cut, known for its excellent marbling and tenderness and you've done that with your selections from The Butcher's Market.

Ingredients:

2 ribeye steaks (1 to 1.5 inches thick)

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparing the steaks:

Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit for about 30 minutes before grilling.  This allows them to cut more evenly.  Preheat your grill medium-high heat (around400-450°F or 200-230°C).

Seasoning the steaks:

Brush both sides of the steaks with olive oil to prevent sticking.  Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper, gently pressing it into the meat.  Alternatively, you could use the seasonings or marinades that you brought home from The Butcher's Market.

Preparing the grill:

Clean the grill to remove any debris left from previous use. If desired, lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.

Grilling the steaks:

Place the seasoned ribeye steaks on the preheated grill. Close the lid and cook for approximately 4-6 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness. Adjust the cooking time based on your preferred level of doneness and the thickness of the steaks. For medium doneness, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes per side. As the steak grills, the intense heat creates a delightful, caramelized crust on the outside, while the marbled fat melts, infusing the meat with rich, juicy flavors while sizzling as it sears into perfection. The tantalizing aroma of the grilling ribeye fills the air, making taste buds tingle in anticipation. If using a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should reach around 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare, or 140°F (60°C) for medium doneness. 

Resting and serving:

Once the steaks are cooked to your desired level of doneness, remove them from the grill and transfer them to a cutting board or serving platter. 

Allow the steaks to rest for about 5-10 minutes. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute within the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak.  Every bite should be tender and bursting with succulence. 

Slice the ribeye steaks against the grain into thin slices and serve immediately.  A grilled ribeye steak offers a rich and robust flavor profile that is often described as intense and satisfying.  The rich, beefy taste of the ribeye is complemented by the smoky undertones imparted by the grill, creating a harmonious flavor profile. The grilling process transforms the ribeye into a culinary masterpiece, capturing the essence of a perfectly cooked steak that satisfies both the palate and the soul.

You can serve the grilled ribeye steaks with your favorite side dishes that you may have picked up at The Butcher's Market.  Visit The Butcher's Market today at 8410 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 29277, 704.542.4530, thebutchermarket.com.

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