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.

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Jen said...

Lmao T.O does not have real winter, real cold or real snow.

Kalyn Denny said...

The lamb sounds wonderful. Don't worry about missing WHB, I knew you were busy. What a lot of participants you had. Must have taken a long time to write about all those gingery treats.

Ruth Daniels said...

Angel, you're right...compared to Thunder Bay Toronto doesn't have Winter, but compared to Miami or Phoenix, Tahiti...it's winter. Everything is relative!

Kalyn, Sugar High Friday did take a lot of time, but now I have a ton of ginger recipes to try. Of course I gained 4 pounds and have to do some more South Beach Phase One to lose them before I try out some of my favorites.

Ladies, thanks for dropping by.

G said...


RUTH. I just ate dinner. I never get hungry reading about food. The only thing in the world that doesn't make me hungry usually. And you just made me starving. Pfft Pfft

Lady Amalthea said...

Oh, what a beautiful picture! I'm also a meat lover and your marinade sounds divine.

Ruth Daniels said...

Thanks for the kind words. It's a good thing it's such an easy dish to do. That's why I love simple marinades & BBQs - the secret is out - I can be quite lazy.

Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

tIf you love burgers and steaks and chicken and ribs as much as I do, you’ll crack up readin through these. Enjoy! I did.

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