Sizzling Steaks for Scrumptious Saturdays #8

Scrumptious Saturdays is my series of weekly roundups.  I am frequently surfing around the interweb looking at lovely pictures of food and finding delicious new recipes that I want to try out. I thought it might be handy for you if I shared some of my favourites with you each week.


Last week’s theme was Frozen Desserts and amazing they all looked too! This week it’s all about steak – marinading, skewering, seasoning, barbecuing! My thoughts always turn to quick cooked steaks when the sun starts to shine.

For added flavour it’s always great to marinate steak. My favourite marinades consist of chucking everything in a big bowl and popping in the fridge overnight  – ready to throw on the BBQ next day! I’m definitely going to try this one as it’ll be a nice change from the dry spice mix I usually use for fajitas. Brandi from Aunt Bee’s Recipes assures us these are the World’s Best Steak Fajitas!

World's Best Steak Fajita marinade
Click the pic to see Brandi’s recipe


Here’s another chuck-it-in-a-bowl-overnight marinade! This one is for the Korean barbecue dish Bulgogi and is brought to us by Anyonita at Anyonita Nibbles.

Beef Bulgogi Korean BBQ
Click the pic to see Anyonita’s recipe


I had a sudden lightbulb moment when I read this next recipe for Sirloin Steak Skewers by Mary Ellen of Recipes, Food and Cooking. I usually skewer my meat after marinating and it makes for a very messy sticky job – great idea to skewer the meat first and marinate skewers and all – thanks Mary Ellen!

Sirloin Steak Skewers
Click the pic to see Mary Ellen’s recipe

If you’ve forgotten to marinade overnight, you could make up a batch of Hand Blended Steak Seasoning instead. Heidy from The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch recommends making a big batch and storing the leftovers in a spice jar for next time.

Click the pic to see Heidy’s recipe

A little plea from the heart here too for your barbecuing adventures. Please do try really hard to use sustainably sourced charcoal, from well-managed woodlands.  Otherwise your charcoal is likely to be contributing to deforestation, illegal logging, land degradation, loss of biodiversity and often slave labour. It is quite easy to find a sustainable charcoal if you make the effort to check the info on your charcoal bag & choose the sustainable brand.

Enjoy your steaks!


#8 Sizzling Steaks

P.S. Here’s some lovely veggie accompaniments to your steaks…

Bean and avocado salad
Click the pic for scrumptious steak sides


  1. These look fantastic! What a great week of eating this post would make!!

    • Thanks Dan! A whole week of eating steak – not sure my would agree with so much red meat when it isn’t used to it but it certainly does sound like an awesome idea! 🙂

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