Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tasty Tuesday...Steak House Dinner @ Home

Welcome to yet another Tasty Tuesday! Today's recipe is super easy to make and really easy on the budget too!
London Broil is one of my favorite cuts of meat because it tastes great and goes far....and who doesn't love a steak house dinner without the steak house price??

London Broil with Oven Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes


2lb cut of London Broil
3 tbl spoons Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbl spoons butter (at room temp)
fresh herbs (any that you like or have on hand)

Begin by marinating your London broil in the olive oil and Worcestershire sauce for at least 3 hours (or over night if you remember)
When you are ready to begin cooking, heat a grill pan on the stove top to med-high heat. I add cracked black pepper to the pan but otherwise keep the pan DRY! Take your steak out of the marinade and pat it dry with paper towels. This step is so important when you are searing meat, if the meat is wet it will steam and become a bit chewy :(
When your pan is heated add the steak and don't move it. I actually use an iron skillet on top of the steak to make sure it gets a good sear.....



For a medium steak that is 1 1/2 -2 inches thick, cook 7 minutes per side. While your steak is cooking away, time to make up some herbed butter to add on top once it is finished. Simply add your finely chopped herbs ( I like rosemary, thyme, and chives) to your room temp butter and press together with a fork....



When your steak is cooked take it out of the pan and place onto a platter. Spread your herbed butter on top and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting in thin slices.
My favorite side dishes for this steak house dinner are asparagus and potatoes (roasted, mashed, baked..you get the idea)
For easy oven roasted asparagus....trim the ends of the asparagus, place on a sheet pan, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake in a 425 oven for about 15 minutes and enjoy!

I hope you love this dinner as much as our family does....and as always, be sure to let me know if any of the directions aren't clear or just don't make sense ;)

~ Carmella

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5 comments:

  1. Delicious! I've been hungry for a steak for a while and I have a few on hand. Yumm! Your recipe is just in time!

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  2. OHHHH, that asparagus looks yummy...Lucky Hubby :)

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  3. Ahhh that sounds SO SO good! I am always looking for different ways to make asparagus I am going to try your oven way soon, I always steam or pan fry/cook in butter or olive oil....I like your idea. :o)

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  4. Carmella, that's my kind of dinner for sure! Mmmm...the herb compound butter -- divine!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's "A Little Birdie Told Me...". My apologies for the belated vist -- with July 4 falling on a Monday, it threw my whole schedule off, and I'm just now making the rounds to visit the party-goers from that week. Best, Jenn

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