Perfectly grilled steak with grilled vegetables and a simple dressing with sweet beer.
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 10mins
Total Time 15mins
250grSteak2 pieces, about 2,5 cm thick
1Eggplantcut lengthwise in thin slices
1Zucchinicut lengthwise in thin slices
1Red Bell Peppercut lengthwise in thin slices
1yellow Bell Peppercut lengthwise in thin slices
2big carrotscut lengthwise in thin slices
Salt n Peppa
For the dressing with the vegetables:
1onion finely diced
2clovesof garlicfinely sliced
1dried bay leaf
1tbspgood and coarse mustard
½bottle sweet beersour cherry
½lime(only the juice)
First some tips to get you better results:
# 1: Never throw your steak directly from the fridge into your pan. Give that cold meat a good rest outside the fridge (at least 30 minutes), to bring it to room temperature.
This is essential for a juicy steak packed with flavour.
# 2: Although it may look like quite an ivestment, do buy a good, cast iron grillpan. Even better: when you can afford it, throw in a couple of coins and buy a Creuset grillpan or something the same quality. I have become quite attached to my Creuset pan and it looks very manly to handle a pan of about 4 kilo.
# 3: . Ofcourse you have to turn the meat in your grillpan. Use thongs and not a fork to turn the meat. A fork punctures those little holes in you meat and gives an escape to all that juicy flavors. Using a fork with your meat is like saying: "Bye, bye, soft and moist steak; hello, dry and tasteless meat.
Making the sauce:
Cook the onion in a frying pan until glazed. Add bay leae and thyme and let it simmer for about two minutes
Add the beer and limejuice and stir in the mustard and corainderpowder. Bring to a boil again and let simmer for a minute or two. Then turn off the heat under the sauce.
Making the perfect steak:
Heat the grillpan (no oil) on a high heat
Rub the steak good with salt'n peppa and then rub them with the oliveoil. Let them rest for a couple of minutes in clingfilm or a small plastic bag. Prep a plate with tinfoil on which you let the steaks come to rest after the grilling
I like 'me steak' best if it's between rare and medium rare, so this is how I cook it. When the first smoke leaves the grillpan, put in the steaks and sear them for 2 minutes on each side. Turn them with the thongs. After four minutes (2x2) get the steaks from the pan and pack them in tinfoil for a brief five minute rest. Continue grilling the vegetables.
Grilling the veggies:
Take a small brush and brush the veggies with oliveoil. Grill them in the grillpan
It only takes a few minutes to grill the veggies so turn them after a minute or two
Plate up the vegetables and pour them with the reduced sauce. Serve the hero of this dish, the perfect steak next to the veggies.