Thursday, March 15, 2012

Steak Marinade

Mmmmm.  Steak.

We love our red meat in this family.  It is, and needs to be, a limited part of our diet, and our tastes and preferences have changed quite a bit over the years.  We're more concerned about where the meat is coming from and how it was raised, for sure.  It's great to see more stores and restaurants carrying better beef, and more people supporting local producers. 

I don't often marinate our steaks - if we get a really good cut, then I want to taste the meat.  But, this marinade is great for dressing up a more economical cut - it's been in the "keeper pile" for years.  It comes from Martha Stewart Living Magazine (the July 2002 issue, to be exact - check out the photo from a few years ago).  It's great with some asparagus and potatoes - throw 'em right on the grill with your meat.  Enjoy!

Steak Marinade

1 bunch scallions
¼ c. Worcestershire sauce
¼ c. soy sauce
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
½ tsp. ground cumin
Grated zest of lemon
Coarse salt

Place steak (4 strip steaks, about 10 oz. each) in a large, shallow non-reactive dish.  Slice 3 scallions into thin rounds, and combine with the remaining ingredients except salt in a small bowl.  Whisk to combine.  Pour marinade over steaks, cover dish with plastic wrap, and set aside at room temp for 40 minutes, turning steaks once.

Heat grill or grill pan.  Remove steaks from dish, letting excess drip off, and pat dry with paper towels.  Season both sides with salt, and grill until cooked to desired doneness.  Grill remaining scallions and serve with the steaks.

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