Monday, 5 April 2010

Thin Cut Beef Steak with Herby Potato Wedges

We got some brilliant thin cut steak from the butcher and so decided to grill it. Added some blanched string beans, grilled courgettes and potato wedges and it was a wholesome meal. I didn't take pics of the final meal because the steaks smoked up and caused my smoke alarm to go off. I, as usual, panicked and then Ro had to turn it off. By then I lost my appetite and was in no mood to style it.

Thin Cut Beef Steak Marinade (for about 6 to 8 thin cut steaks)
Worcestershire Sauce- 3 tbsp
Soy Sauce- 3 tbsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves- 1 tbsp
Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp (optional)
Salt- only if required

Place the steak slices in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper, on both sides. Mix all of the above ingredients and pour over the steak slices. Cover with a cling film and marinate for a minimum of 3 hours in the refrigerator. Bring it back to room temperature before you grill it. Heat a grilling pan and cook the beef, about 2 minutes on each side, for medium rare (which is what we prefer) and since the slices were thin cut, it cooked really fast. If you want it well done, keep it on for a lil more time.
Herby Potato Wedges
Baby Potatoes- 6
Rosemary- 1/2 tsp (i used dry)
Thyme- 1/2 tsp (dry)
Garlic- 4 pods, roughly chopped
Shallots- 2, roughly chopped
Dry red chilli- 4. crushed
Salt- to taste
Oilive oil- 1 tsp

Boil the potatoes with enough water in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes or till they are just about cooked, but not mashable consistency. Take off flame, keep it to cool and cut into wedges. Alternatives, place the potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high for about 8 to 10 minutes.
In a frying pan, heat the oil and sauté the shallots, garlic and chilli flakes till lightly brown. Add the potato wedges, herbs, season with salt and sauté well for another 4 to 5 minutes..or till the potato skin becomes lightly brown and crunchy.
You can mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, marinate the potato wedges in it and bake in a preheated oven (170C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, if you have lodsa time.

8 comments:

Kamalika said...

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Sarah Naveen said...

I always use thin cut ;)..cnice recipe...loved it

Tina said...

Yummy yummy...

miri goes phishing! said...

the fire alarm went off? nish...the potato wedges look really nice..i have been meaning to try it myself...maybe this weekend...:)

Sushma Mallya said...

wedges looks tasty with lots of herbs in it...flavourful...

vineetha said...

Fire alarm scares me too :)Nice recipe.

Ann said...

Now thats a complete meal, puts me in the mood for steak. We use a similar marinade for our steaks too! Esp the Worcestshire sauce, although there are meat purists in our family who always yell at us for dousing the meat in too many spices and flavors =(

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hi...those are yummy, love especially the herby wedges, great pictures too...