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