I’ve been on a meat kick recently; craving steak and egg, sauteed cabbage, simple food. Maybe it’s the impending kitchen renovation in three weeks time, and I’ve packed away all but the storecupboard essentials. Though I’m dreading the length of time I will be without a kitchen, I know it’s going to be worth it in the end.
So in anticipation of 3-4 weeks with only a Tefal grill, a 2-ring electric hob/toaster oven combo and a fridge (yikes!), I have prepared a…er…trio of ridicuously easy ‘recipes’ with steak.
Sweet Chilli Fillet Steak with braised greens: Braise any greens you like (mustard, cabbage, pak choy etc) in a splash each of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and water (or stock), plus a sprinkling of black onion seed. Sear a lovely, juicy fillet steak (oiled) quickly to seal in a grill pan, brush both sides with about 1 tsp chilli jam, season with sea salt and sear each side again.
Brown sugar and mustard glazed steak: In a bowl, mix roughly 1 tbsp each brown muscovado sugar and smooth dijon mustard until smooth (per steak). Sear an oiled rib-eye steak in a grill pan to seal, season with sea salt and immediately spread or brush glaze on and give the steak one more turn. Serve immediately with mashed potatoes.
Whiskey peppercorn steak: Oil a ribeye steak and rub generously with crushed peppercorns. Sear in a grill pan to seal then add a dram of single malt to dglaze and flambe in the pan. Add fresh peppercorns, double cream, the tiniest pinch of beef stock. Serve with mustard mash or colcannon.