Quick and Easy Steak Recipes by lahorehammad


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									Quick and Easy Steak Recipes

Whether you go with a classic take on steak or try something a little more avant-garde, the right recipe will
enhance any cut of steak. Grilling and broiling are just a couple of possibilities for preparing steak. These
quick, simple steak recipes will broaden your repertoire beyond the usual meat-and-potatoes basics. The
right steak recipes will take your steak from good to great!

Steak au Poivre

Poivre is French for pepper, and that's the main flavoring of the creamy sauce at the heart of this elegant
steak dish. Prepare your steaks as usual; covering the meat with foil after it's cooked so it rests as you
prepare the pepper sauce. Crush two tablespoons of whole black peppercorns and a tablespoon of green
peppercorns in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Dice a whole shallot and sauté it in butter, then add
the crushed spices to the mixture. Cook it over medium heat until the shallots become tender, about four
or five minutes, then add a cup of heavy cream and salt to taste. Reduce the sauce until it browns and
thickens enough to coat the spoon. Serve the sauce over or alongside the steak.

Cajun Steak

New Orleans is rightly famous for its food, and while the port city serves up plenty of seafood, it also
knows how to handle a great steak. Make a marinade of enough vegetable oil to coat the steaks, paprika,
cayenne pepper, dried thyme, a dash of allspice, diced onions and diced green peppers. Soak the steaks
overnight in the mixture, then cook the steaks as desired. Top the steaks with a dab of butter before

Herbed Butter Steak

One of the easiest steak recipes is also one of the best. Chefs rely on compound butter to make their
recipes sing, and you can do the same. Cook your steak however you like, then add herbed butter just
before you serve it. Make your own butter a day in advance by mixing a stick of room-temperature butter
with chopped parsley, chives, finely minced garlic, dill, smoked paprika or any other flavors you enjoy.

Korean Bulgogi Steak

Traditionally, Korean bulgogi is thinly sliced and served with rice, but you can use this magnificently
flavorful marinade for whole, uncut steaks as well. Combine half a cup of soy sauce, a tablespoon of dark
sesame oil, three cloves of minced garlic, half a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger and chopped green
onions to taste. Add red pepper flakes and a tablespoon or two of toasted sesame seeds. Let the steaks
marinate in the mixture for four to six hours or overnight before cooking. This recipe works especially well
with the smokiness of grilling over charcoal.

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