Friday, June 25, 2010

Grilled Steaks In Robust Marinade

Grilled Steaks in a Robust Marinade

Printable Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Marinating time: 1-24 hours
Cooking time: 8 minutes (or until it’s done to your liking)
Resting time: 5 minutes

Serves 2


2 steaks – our preference is strip loin
2 tbsp olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup red wine vinegar
Scant ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped
½ tbsp honey

1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a zip lock baggie large enough to hold the steaks side-by-side. Add the steaks and make sure both sides are covered with the oregano and garlic. If you are cooking within an hour or so, leave on the counter at room temperature. If you are planning on cooking the next day, place the baggie on a rimmed plate (just in case the bag leaks) and refrigerate. Take the steaks out of the fridge an hour before cooking so they come to room temperature.

2. Heat your grill or grill pan. It should be very hot. Place the steaks on the grill and lover the heat to medium high. Cook for 3 minutes before turning. Cook for another 3 minutes and then test for doneness. It should be rare at this point. I like to flip mine for an additional minute per side for medium rare. If you want it cooked any longer, reduce the heat or the outside will be charred before it’s cooked to medium well.

3. To rest – a critical step – ask any chef, flip the side closest to the heat up when transferring to a plate. Place in the fridge for 5 minutes. I promise the steak will not be cold, just relaxed and juicy.
Perfect with a salad or some roasted vegetables.

1 comment:

Claudia said...

This sounds like an excellent choice for BBQ on the 4th. I'm looking forward to trying your marinade.