Friday, May 8, 2009

Simply Steak

Servings: 4

  • Cube steaks - 4, 1/2 lb each
  • Light Soy Sauce* - 4-5 tbsp
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper - 1.5 tbsp, coarsely ground
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1 med, thinly sliced
  • Canned capers - 1 tbsp , drained of the liquid
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • 1. In a seal able bowl mix in the soy sauce, vinegar, chili powder and black pepper. Marinate the beef steaks in the mixture, sealed, for 24 hours, refrigerated. Bring it to room temperature before cooking.
  • 2. Heat your stove top grill** till smoking hot, spray some olive oil on the grill and grill the steak 3-5 min on each side for well done, or less if you like it rare.
  • 3. Remove and let it rest in a foil wrap for 10 min before serving.
  • 4. Meanwhile, heat a small nonstick pan, spray with olive oil. Add the onions to the pan and saute on high heat till they caramelize a little.
  • 5. Add the capers, a pinch of salt, the sugar and saute for couple of min. Remove.
  • 6. Serve the steaks topped with the caramelized onions and a side of roast potatoes or any side of your choice. Bon App├ętit!
* If you have high sodium or concentrated soy sauce, then make sure to dilute it a bit with couple of tbsp of water.
** If you do not have a stop-top grill, you can also use a iron skillet. Just make sure it is smoking hot, so that the beef will cook real fast.


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