I like steak, but I think people obsess over it a little. Or maybe apply a little too much importance to it.
For example, I know a number of people who turn their nose up at a steak from a supermarket, rather choosing to go for the butcher alternative.
I also know a number of people who wouldn’t even want to cook steak, of fear that it might go horribly wrong and it would go down as wasted money. To be fair, it is one of the more pricier cuts of meat.
However, I’d argue there’s very little that can go wrong with it. Unless you for whatever reason to decide to put marshmallows on it or slather it in liquorice (blergh), you’ll still end up with a steak.
So do experiment, but try and keep in line with conventional pairings, especially if you’re worried about choosing the right flavours to go with it.
A classic combo you might want to try is to pan fry it with butter, garlic and some thyme. Remember to baste loads and ensure you keep it on the heat.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Bon Appetit have a great coffee-based steak sauce recipe which is fantastic.
My personal favourite is marinating the steak (usually sirloin, I like ribeye but it can be a bit fatty) in soy sauce, minced ginger and garlic for about 20 minutes.
Then heat some sesame oil in a screaming hot pan, be brave and ignore the smoke, and literally sear the steak for 30 seconds on both sides. Leave to rest and slice.
A kind of umami flavour emerges that leaves you wanting more. It’s delicious!
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Enjoy, Roi x