On Tuesday night I got to spend a lovely evening chilling at the flat with one of my favourite people, the fabulous Morna! Every time she comes to visit we enjoy a few glasses of wine and stuff ourselves full of great food. Like me Morna loves fresh, tasty eats and trying new things…so I thought I’d try out a marinade (very loosely) based on Moroccan flavours. It turned out to be incredible with the steak we paired with it, but I think it would go equally well with pork or chicken.
‘Moroccan’ spiced rump steak
2 tsp cumin (whole)
1 head wet garlic or 3 cloves dry, finely chopped
1 tsp Harissa
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp geared ginger
4 tsp chilli infused olive or rapeseed oil
0.5 tsp cayenne
Juice of half a lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
4 rump steaks
Combine all marinade ingredients and cover the steaks thoroughly with the mixture. Set aside and chill until needed, at least 30 minutes (though as we were having a late dinner I let the flavours develop a couple hours).
Grill or pan-fry the steaks, about 3-5 minutes each side for medium rare. Serve with couscous. We added roasted vegetables, ras-al-hanout, sautéed red onions, chopped pistachios and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to ours but really you can add any flavours you like.