Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sassy Steak Marinade and Sauce


1 pound beef sirloin steak (1-1.5 inches thick)
1 Tb olive oil
2/3 c cocktail sauce
1/4 c honey
3 Tb soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed

Mix all ingredients (except the steak) in 9x13 pan.  Put steaks in pan, turning to coat top, bottom, and sides.  Refrigerate fo .5 - 6 hours, turning from time to time.

Remove steaks from the frig 30-60 min before you intend to cook them so that the muscle fibers have time to relax, making for a more tender results.  Salt the steaks generously with salt on both sides as soon as you remove them from the frig; you can pepper them too if you desire.  

Coat bottom of skillet w/ just enough olive oil to barely cover it.  Heat over med. high heat until you smell the oil.  Add steaks to hot skillet, cooking them 5-7 min on each side, without turning or moving them.  Use tongs to turn without puncturing them and letting juices escape.  Remove steaks when they are done to your satisfaction cover with foil, and let them sit at least 10 min.  

Heat 1 Tb oil in pan, pour in reserved marinade, and bring back to boil for 5 min or until thick, serve with steaks.

*I made this a few nights ago and the steaks were so wonderful!  I hope the recipe works for you.