BOISE, ID -- (Marketwired) -- 07/01/13 -- Summer is just around the corner, and nothing welcomes the warm weather quite like getting friends and family together for a backyard barbecue featuring sizzling steaks. The gourmands at Double R Ranch Co. and California Olive Ranch believe warm weather entertaining should be easy, so they've teamed up to offer a simple summer grilling recipe perfect for a special occasion or a casual weekend dinner.
"Steak and summer grilling go hand in hand," said Jay Theiler, executive director of marketing for Snake River Farms. "Pairing high-quality ingredients like Double R Ranch Co.'s steak and California Olive Ranch's Everyday Fresh Olive Oil ensures an elegant summer dish that is easy to prepare."
"Our Everyday Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil offers a fruity aroma with hints of green apple," said Mike Forbes, vice president of sales and marketing for California Olive Ranch. "Used in both the steak marinade and potatoes, it provides a simple way to liven up this traditional dish."
To help kick start grilling season, the companies have partnered to hold two Facebook contests where two lucky fans (one winner per Facebook page) will win a BBQ grill, 15 bottles of California Olive Ranch olive oil, 3 BBQ/grilling cookbooks, 6 Double R Ranch Co. 14 oz. ribeye steaks and a $50 visa gift card. Runners up (three per Facebook page) will win a BBQ/grilling cookbook, 3 bottles of California Olive Ranch olive oil and 2 Double R Ranch Co. 14 oz. ribeye steaks. To enter, fans simply enter via the contest tab on the California Olive Ranch Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOliveRanch between July 1 and July 31, and the contest tab on the Double R Ranch Co. https://www.facebook.com/TheDoubleRRanch page July 25 - July 31. Winners will be announced on August 5.
Grilled Ribeye with Crispy Potatoes and Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette
•4 each 14 ounce Traditional Double R Ranch Ribeye steaks •Kosher salt for seasoning steaks prior to grilling
•1/2 cup California Olive Ranch Everyday Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil •6-8 sprigs fresh thyme •1/2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
Combine marinade ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Dredge the steaks through marinade, coating well with the oil mixture; store chilled for a minimum of four hours, up to 24 hours.
Prepare a medium hot wood fire, gas or charcoal fueled grill. Brush grilling surface clean, make sure it is clean and then oil slightly to prevent sticking. Season steaks with salt. Place onto clean hot grill surface and cook for approximately two and a half to three minutes then turn 90 degrees to create cross marks. After another minute, turn steak over and repeat process on second side.
Turn steak back onto first side for two more minutes, then turn over again and grill for final two minutes. Transfer cooked steak to plate, and allow to rest for four to five minutes before serving. Slice Ribeye on the bias at a 45' angle, cutting into four-five slices. Plate and serve with Crispy Potatoes and Bacon Vinaigrette.
•1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch wide slices •1/4 cup California Olive Ranch Everyday Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil •4 slices cooked Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch sections •Shallots, peeled and thin sliced into rings •Pinch Kosher Salt •Pinch Fresh Ground Black Pepper
•2 ounce Red Wine Vinegar •1/2 cup California Olive Ranch Everyday Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil •Pinch Kosher salt •Pinch fresh ground black pepper
Heat oven to 425⁰F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Combine the potatoes, EVOO, Smoked Bacon, Shallots and seasoning, mix well and spread out onto baking pan. Place into oven and roast for 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are cooked and crisp. Remove from oven.
Transfer potatoes to mixing bowl and dress with Vinaigrette. Serve atop and aside of sliced ribeye steak.
To order Double R Ranch Co.'s ribeye steaks, visit www.thedoublerranch.com. To locate a store selling California Olive Ranch Everyday Fresh extra virgin olive oil or to order online, visit www.californiaoliveranch.com.
About Double R Ranch Co.
The Double R Ranch Co. was born out of passion for the western lifestyle and a responsibility to the families that create their livelihood from agriculture. Double R Ranch Co. is part of a family-owned and managed cattle company that was established in 1968 and is recognized as a leader in providing exceptional quality beef. The name Double R Ranch is a tribute to the founder, Robert Rebholtz, Sr., whose integrity and passion for the cattle industry lives on as a guiding principle of the company. Many Double R Ranch Co. cattle originate from the ranch, located in the Okanagan region of Washington State on more than 50,000 pristine acres. The property is not only recognized for producing high quality cattle, but also for its commitment to animal well-being and environmental stewardship, the preservation of this picturesque land and native wildlife, and the recycling of resources to create a model for sustainable beef production that can be passed to future generations. For more information, visit: www.thedoublerranch.com
About California Olive Ranch
At a time when consumers are increasingly attuned to the health as well as taste benefits that come with extra virgin olive oil, California Olive Ranch produces oils that are moderately priced and thus accessible to large numbers of people. The serendipitous combination of pricing and quality is due to the innovative super high density planting method which allows the olives to be picked very quickly by machine and milled within hours of harvest. This prevents fermentation, provides an authentic and delicious taste, and creates an ultrahigh quality, healthy product at an affordable price.
In business for just over a decade, California Olive Ranch has three of its own ranches and contracts with a number of growers near the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California. Several popular varieties of Greek and Spanish olives are planted. Ranch manager Adam Englehardt keeps a close eye on the olive crop. He walks the fields daily to ensure that the olive trees are in compliance with his high standards. Another step in quality assurance is that The California Olive Oil Council tests the oils and issues a seal to verify that they are Extra Virgin Olive Oil. California Olive Ranch is available throughout the United States. For a store locator, order online or visit: www.californiaoliveranch.com
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