Thursday, January 29, 2009

1000 Year Old Steak - at least the recipe is

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
Marinate:1-3 days

Grill time:
5-8 minutes or so

Serves 2

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!

1 comment:

pixen said...

Hi Ruth,

Firstly, you shocked me with '1000 year old' in the title. Then I realised of the '1000 year old Egg.' Wheewww!

Thank you for sharing :-)

BTW Ainsley is one of my fav chef besides Gino! ;-)