Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Slashfood's Steak Day & A Simple Marinade
Truthfully I don't need much incentive to do a "steak day". I love BBQ'ed anything and truth be told, we BBQ even in the winter (and Toronto, Ontario, Canada has real winter with real snow and real cold). Plus after eating way too many gingery desserts, (4 pounds have crept back up) I was glad to come across Slashfood's Steak Day. As if I needed an excuse!
This butterflied, boneless leg of lamb is a treat from Bruno's (my favorite local food emporium). It comes marinated in olive oil, rosemary, garlic and some other things I haven't identified and I must admit that I like it almost as much as my own. All I had to do was grill it, let it rest for a few minutes and serve it with a simple salad. Who says dieting has to be painful?
Whenever I'm brain dead but my body is screaming for meat (which is often).....
1. I usually whip up a simple marinade: of olive oil, minced garlic, some herb (I love rosemary, or cilantro, or thyme), some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar or soy sauce (something acidic, it just depends on my mood) and dump some chicken, beef or lamb into a zip lock baggie with it and let it sit on the counter for about 1 hour.
2. Fire up the BBQ and cook it for 5 minutes or so for each side. Let it rest covered for 10 minutes....and you're done. If you're doing flank steak or leg of lamb, just slice it across the grain before serving.
This time I just added a simple salad of mixed greens, baby spinach, red onion and red pepper slices with a balsamic vinaigrette. But you can check out more salad options here.
Related links: Food and Drink recipes BBQ