Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nigella's Perfect Steak

This is one of my favorite ways to cook a nice big steak. It's a simple but elegant way to infuse flavor. Now all I need is some steady sunshine and time to get my grill in tip top shape for some Spring grilling.

Nigella's Perfect Steak

1 rump/round or sirloin steak - really whatever cut you love (1-inch thick and about 1 lb.)
Oil, for greasing
1 - 2 tablespoons of fresh thyme
2 cloves garlic, smashed with a side if a large knife
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
1 teaspoon sea salt
Good grinding fresh pepper

Brush the steak with oil to prevent it sticking and cook until the desired doneness. While the steak is cooking, place the thyme leaves, garlic, oil, lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper in a wide shallow dish. Once the steak is cooked, place it in the dish of marinade for 4 minutes a side, before removing it to a board and slicing thinly on the diagonal. Open a nice bottle of wine, a crisp salad and consider yourself lucky.

Recipe (and picture) adapted from my favorite goddess - Nigella Lawson

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