BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Summer is here, signaling the time for sun, fun and barbeques. This year, elevate your average recipe by utilizing cedar planks for outdoor grilling. Double R Ranch Co. and The California Olive Ranch have teamed up to create a sophisticated and delicious recipe of Cedar Planked New York Steak with Rosemary and Honey, as fitting for a special occasion as a casual weekend dinner.

"Grilling with cedar planks imparts a subtle, smoky flavor to meats that doesn't occur with traditional gas or charcoal grilling," explained Rebecca Robison, chef for the Double R Ranch Co. "Coupling cedar plank grilling with high-quality ingredients like Double R Ranch Co.'s steak and California Olive Ranch's arbequina olive oil ensures a simple yet elegant summer dish, like our Cedar Planked NY Steak with Rosemary and Honey."

"Arbequina's natural fruitiness draws out the sweetness of both the grilled New York, and the honey rosemary sauce," stated Mike Forbes, VP Sales and Marketing, California Olive Ranch. "And, a light oil drizzle at the end offers as a lovely finish."

Cedar Planked New York Steak with Rosemary and Honey

4 portions / Prep time 45 minutes / Cooking Time 30 minutes

4 Double R Ranch Co. New York Steaks, 10 ounces each
4 each, small Cedar Planks, soaked in water for at least one hour
Kosher salt for seasoning steak prior to grilling
Fresh ground black pepper for seasoning steak prior to grilling

1/2 cup California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only
1/2 Tbs crushed red chile flakes
1/2 Tbs fennel seed, finely ground
6-8 cloves garlic, minced
Zest of 2 lemons
Combine marinade ingredients in mixing bowl. Dredge steaks through marinade, coating well. Marinate steaks in refrigerator up to 24 hours.

Honey Rosemary Sauce:
2 Tbs honey
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
1/4 cup cider vinegar
Cooking juices (reserved from steak while resting)
1 garlic clove, sliced finely
Pinch Kosher salt
Pinch fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Heat a medium hot gas/charcoal grill to 350°F. Brush grilling surface clean; oil slightly to prevent sticking. Remove cedar planks from water. Place planks on grilling rack, close cover; heat for 3 minutes and flip plank.*

Simultaneously to preparing plank, remove steak from marinade, discard remaining marinade; season with salt and pepper. Place onto grill, close cover and cook 3 mins per side until nicely marked. Transfer steak onto plank and finish cooking for 5-7 minutes.

Remove steaks from planks when internal temperature reaches 135° F for medium rare. Transfer steaks to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 4-5 minutes.

Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F.** Reserve any juices released from the steak.

Prepare vinaigrette; warm honey and rosemary in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Whisk in cider vinegar, seasonings, and any reserved cooking juice; slowly whisk in olive oil.

Slice steaks on bias at a 45° angle. Transfer to serving platter, drizzle with Honey Rosemary Sauce.

*Always prepare planks according to manufacturer's directions.

**Cook to a minimum finished temperature of medium rare (145*F) to medium (160*F) doneness as measured with a meat thermometer.

Double R Ranch Co.'s New York Steak is available at and sells four 8 oz. filets for $99.

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:

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 ultra high 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:

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