Saturday, August 2, 2008

3 great marinades for steak

I love love love steak, and have been eating it regularly since being on the South Beach diet (it's a great diet!). All these ideas are meant to serve four, however I have used them for just the two of us and drizzled the spare sticky juices over the top.

I have been using 28 day aged steaks from Waitrose lately. They are a bit more expensive than the standard variety but taste fabulous and I must admit that I'm hooked.

1. Chorizo style spiced steak

Whizz two cloves of garlic in your food processor along with 1 tsp Maldon salt, 1 tsp smoked paprika (also called pimenton), 1 tsp ground cumin and 1 tbsp olive oil. Spread this mixture all over your steak and griddle to your taste in a piping hot pan.

2. Teriyaki steak

Don't cheat and use a ready-made sauce, it's easy to make your own Teriyaki. And although you'll need to buy three unusual ingredients, you'll love this so much you shouldn't have any problems using them up...

This is based on a recipe by Paul Rankin on the last series of Saturday Kitchen.

Take 3 tbsps mirin, 3 tbsps sake and 3 tbsps Japanese soy sauce (or use bog standard version if you can't find Japanese). Whisk them together. Fry your seasoned steak for 2 mins each side. Remove from the pan. Add the marinade to the pan, let it bubble for a while and then add the steaks back in to finish them off to your taste. This is good. Seriously good.

3. (Probably) The Greatest Steak Marinade of All Time

KT over at A Hungry Bear has the meaning to life, or at least the greatest steak marinade of all time, a sticky concoction of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and worcestershire sauce.

I'll leave it up to you to decide if she's right!
The Princess


Beth J said...

Mmmm that marinade certainly looks delicious! By the way, I've got a little award for you on my blog. A nice fun one :)