I think I’ve mentioned previously that I don’t cook a lot of red meat at home – and after this week’s attempt, I think I need a bit more practice. I grilled a marinated steak accompanied by a salsa verde – the recipe can be found at The Italian Dish. I’m a bit on the fence about the marinade, maybe because I prefer steak seasoned with salt and pepper and not much else, so the other flavours overpowered the steak itself. The salsa verde was a different story – potent but addicting. I’ve eaten it with all sorts of things over the last few days and still have parsley and anchovies in the frig, so I may be making more very soon.
I marinated the steak for about 24 hours, but next time would probably skip the marinade and go right to the sauce.
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With Easter almost here, I thought I’d try a lamb recipe this week (and also because I wanted to have a few more red wines on the list). I don’t tend to eat a lot of lamb and I think this is the first time that I actually cooked it. All in all, it came out well (done, that is) and so with a second try at half the oven time, it came out perfectly. The rosemary, thyme and garlic went wonderfully with the lamb.
The recipe is from Epicurious, a terrific resource, and can be found here. As noted above, I reduced the oven time from 10 minutes to 5 minutes and the chops were pink and juicy. If you like your more well done, then I’d stick with the 10 minutes.
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