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Hello people. I am cooking a nice (but not overly poncy) meal for my bloke tomorrow evening, given that it is more-or-less our 2nd anniversary, and require your recipes for a nice bit of steak. I have been contemplating something mushroomy like a classic Steak Diane, but flaming with brandy and the like is not out of the question. What's your favourite way to do that thing you do?

p.s. we will be desserting upon a pie of some kind, probably blackberry as I have loads in the freezer from a forage in Highgate Woods a couple of weeks ago.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 23 September 2004 10:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Tuscan style, rub in good olive oil about ten minutes before cooking, and sprinkle with pepper. whack it onto a hot grill for as little time as possible for the doneness (please tell me you won't be charring it dude)

let it rest for ten minutes and squeesze over some lemon juice, maybe a little more best oil and some salt

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 23 September 2004 10:12 (sixteen years ago) link

I haven't done too much with steaks. I think rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper is the best way to bring out the flavor. And I think a man might appreciate the simple caveman-ness taste. The most important thing is to let it rest for 10 minutes to let the juices redistribute. Then maybe cut into thin slices and fan across garlicky herbed mashed potatoes? That's always nice...

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Thursday, 23 September 2004 10:45 (sixteen years ago) link

What everyone else said. But cooked for as little time as possible.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Thursday, 23 September 2004 11:15 (sixteen years ago) link

don't salt it before cooking though, it draws out moisture. get the pan wicked hot too.

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 23 September 2004 11:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I was planning on mashed po-tay-toes, certainly. What are your feelings on marinade? (For future reference, not for this meal, which will be simple and tasty).

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:15 (sixteen years ago) link

I never marinate, but I don't know what UK steak is like -- here, since the supermarket selection isn't good, I buy 21 day dry-aged and don't want to cover up the flavor I'm paying extra for. If there were some happy medium between the two, it'd be another story.

The only thing I do other than straight-up cook-it-and-rest-it is steak sandwiches, usually Philly style or chacareros (sliced steak, avocado, steamed green beans, chile sauce).

Tep (ktepi), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:23 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't really marinade steak either, apart from a couple of times with rosemary oil and lemon juice, but I'd leave the lemon til after cooking.

If yr supermarket steak shopping, you canm't get better than the Jamie Oliver stuff in Sainsbury's, it's really really good, but pricey. Otherwise get thee to Borough, on a friday afternoon is good, much less tourist action

Porkpie (porkpie), Thursday, 23 September 2004 12:49 (sixteen years ago) link

I think marinating is fun. I love spicey soy saucey marinades. You just need to make sure to use flavors you enjoy (spices, herbs, etc), an oil (to spread the flavor) and an acid (to break-down/tenderize the meat). Poke holes with a fork, marinade, towel off and broil (you don't want it to be too wet when you broil or else it'll just steam).

Vermont Girl (Vermont Girl), Thursday, 23 September 2004 13:58 (sixteen years ago) link

nine years pass...

mother fucking steak tastes so mother fucking good

Kwotch Pawasites: Wrong Or Right (wins), Friday, 23 May 2014 16:50 (six years ago) link

- Roland Barthes

Kwotch Pawasites: Wrong Or Right (wins), Friday, 23 May 2014 16:50 (six years ago) link

would u go so far as to call it a dope steak?

Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln (nakhchivan), Friday, 23 May 2014 17:19 (six years ago) link

I would/it was

Kwotch Pawasites - Wrong Or Right (wins), Friday, 23 May 2014 17:31 (six years ago) link

probably should have revived a different thread tho, I hate cooking

my only accompaniments to this steak were a slice of bread & some watercress

Kwotch Pawasites - Wrong Or Right (wins), Friday, 23 May 2014 17:32 (six years ago) link

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