1000 Year Old Steak (at least the recipe is)
From a Mark Bittman video on NY Times - it's called Frank's Steak)
Prep time: 5 minutes
Grill time: 5-8 minutes or so
2 strip loin steaks – not too thick for this recipe (or whatever you’re favorite grilling boneless steak is)
½ cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
½ tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp fresh orange zest
1 cup full bodied red wine ( they suggest Amarone – very expensive, so I used Valpolicella)
1 tbsp sugar
1. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large zip lock baggie and add the steaks. Marinate on the counter for at least 3 hours, but much better in the fridge for 1-3 days.
2. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature before grilling - about one hour.
3. Heat a heavy bottomed fry pan or skillet over high heat. Once it’s hot, add the steaks and grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
4. Remove from the grill and place on a cutting board, cover with foil for a couple of minutes. You can serve each person a steak or you can slice across and serve over your favorite salad.
Simplest, best tasting dinner ever!