Easy steak

31 Dec

I am so surprised how easy it is to make a good fried steak at home. Here’s my fool-proof recipe. I like beef Tenderloin steak, but its supremo-expensive, so often I’ll buy Rib-Eye. Some of my friends like the chewier Strip Loin. Marlene

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Ingredients
> 1 steak (0.5″ – 3/4″ thickness)
> 2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
> 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
> minced or crushed garlic clove
> Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper
> cooking oil

Instructions
1. Marinade the steak in Worchestershire sauce, dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinade for approx 30 -45 minutes at room temperature. When you allow the steak to warm up to room temperature, it will cook more evenly.

2. Heat a cast iron pan (if you have one) or frying pan with 1 tbsp oil on medium heat. When oil is hot, put on the steak. Ideally, the steak should not be covered, but I find it splatters all over the place and I don’t mind the steak kinda steaming a bit inside. If you don’t mind cleaning up, leave lid off while steak is frying. Discard marinade, or fry up later with mushrooms and onions.

3. Depending on how cooked you like your steak, flip steak and cook other side. I like well done. For my 3/4″ steak, I fry 2 minutes per side with lid on. I turn to low and continue cooking until no more blood when poked with a fork.

Crack some more fresh black pepper on it and ENJOY with freshly cooked pommes frites (see recipe below)!!

* You could also fry up some sliced mushrooms and onions in the steak juices that remain in your pan! Wow — delectable!!

WINE PAIRING: great with a cabernet sauvignon, or Chilean Carmenere. Some of my favourites: paired with a french Vaqueyras or Corbieres!

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