Friday, 27 March 2015

Steak with a Sun-dried Tomato Marinade

Oh dear. This was good, very, very good....

I bought myself a nice, fat juicy steak to cook for my evening meal last night and I wanted to add a little something to it. Having also just bought some sun dried tomatoes at the deli, I thought why not have a go at combining the two.......the result was so good, especially with some blue cheese crumbled on top .......

Recipe (serves 2)

2 large rump steaks
6 halves sun dried tomato
1 tablespoon sun dried tomato paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
half teaspoon black peppercorns
pinch sea salt

Some sun blush tomatoes
Some crumbled blue cheese

Pop your coriander seeds and peppercorns in a pestle and grind up - not to small just enough to break up the seeds...

Chop your sun dried tomatoes and add them to the pestle, followed by the tomato paste, olive oil and salt crystals.

Give it all a good mix together and  then spread it all over your steaks.

Cover the steaks with clingfilm and pop into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to marinade.

Remove your steak from the fridge about 10 minutes before you want to cook it - I think it helps the flavour.

Now heat your griddle, or a grill, to a high heat and then pop your steak on (or under) and cook for however long you like to cook your steak. If your not sure check out my post on 'how to cook a perfect steak' for some guidance....

The tomato marinade will burn - that adds to the flavour - so don't panic when that happens...

When your happy your steak is cooked to your liking, remove from the griddle and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Whilst it resting, throw the sun blush tomatoes on the griddle and quickly move them among the steak juices to add colour and heat them through.

Once you have placed your steak on the plate, crumble on your cheese, add the sun blush tomatoes and may be a bit of salad - or chips - and serve.....

Hope you all have a great weekend

Love Lizx
 steak and sun dried tomato