Friday, 7 June 2013

Asian Blade Steak

I am participating in my first Foodie Friday today. I really like doing these link parties, I get to read so many blogs that I probably wouldn't have stumbled upon if it weren't for them. Click on the picture above to check it out!

 This steak recipe that I am posting was made a few weeks ago. I have never cooked a blade steak before this. It was this tough piece of beef that I wasn't quite sure what to do with. I don't like steaks with sauces so I knew doing a braise or slow cooker thing wasn't going to work.

I figured out that marinating beef in ginger really helps make it tender. We have used flank in our pho in the past and that's what we do, so I figured I might as well try it here. I wanted to grill the steak, I paid $9.00 for 2 big blade steaks, what a great deal. So I marinated it overnight and grilled it until medium well, let it rest, then sliced it against the grain. It was soooo tender and had so much flavour. We ate it with vermicelli, lettuce, cilantro, basil and mint and Vietnamese dipping sauce.
Asian Blade Steak
2 blade steaks
1/2 cup fish sauce
4 garlic
1/2 onion
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp minced lemon grass
2 tbsp sugar
Put all ingredients in a freezer bag or bowl. Let the steak marinate overnight. The next day, heat up your grill. Cook the steak 3-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steak and how well you like the steak cooked. Let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes, while tented with foil. Slice it against the grain, serve it with whatever you like.

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